Saturday, November 27, 2010


News Links, November 28, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Europe set to approve bailout for Ireland
Ireland bailout protest draws 100,000 to Dublin streets
A "Who Is Who" Of Countries About To Fund The IMF's Bail Out Of Europe
Young Portuguese go abroad as bailout looms
The Euro Zone's Timeout Is Expiring!
Bank of Japan logs 160 bil. yen net loss for April-Sept., biggest since 1998
Short Sellers Could Drive Portugal Debt To Breaking Point
European trade demands angering Africa

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Brazil Gang Crackdown: Rio Slums See Cop, Troop Buildup
Brazil braces for more violence
Rio cops, troops preparing to invade gang haven
South Korean protesters demand government retaliation
Pentagon to test 2nd near-space strike craft
Deficit-Buster Proposals Won't Work Without Changes in U.S. Defense Strategy
View from Berlin: Putin's Free-Trade Proposal Is 'Just a Smokescreen'

-- Energy/resources --
N China province in severe power shortage
China May Become a Net Importer of Diesel This Month, JPMorgan Chase Says
China said ready for big oil sands move
Huge Chinese Demand to Drive Uranium Export Boom
China's October Oil Demand Climbs 11.8% on Year to 8.95 mil b/d
Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant to launch by January
Ukraine to Boost Oil Import from Russia, Cut Tariffs at Ports

-- Got food? --
China puts 8.5 million tonnes of grain reserve on market this week
UAE firm focuses on developing farmland abroad
Food Price Inflation At The Consumer Level (US)
Russia May Need 5 Million Tons of Grain Imports, Producers Say

-- Environment/health --
Alaska Gonorrhea Outbreak Continues, Officials Say Fight Is Uphill Battle

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites In Piracy Crackdown
US Homeland Security shuts down dozens of Web sites without court order
They may know more about you than you think... (UK)
China Internet Hijacking May Have Been Smokescreen for Targeted Attack
India, world brace for new WikiLeaks flood
Aussie bank's computer glitch leaves millions without money

-- UK --
Snow and ice predicted for Scotland and northern England
More heavy snow falls across the UK
Third of Scots 'living in fuel poverty'

-- US --
US teenager held in Oregon over Christmas 'bomb plot'
FBI apparently set up US teen blamed for fake car bomb
Is squirrel the perfect austerity dish?
Front-Line City in Virginia Tackles Rise in Sea
Just when needed, local colleges are full due to budget cuts
Imagine A Saturday Without Mail
A Different Legal System for the Rich: Imagine Getting Off Easy for Hit-and-Run Because You Run a Hedge Fund
Several Lawmakers Invested in L-3 Communications, Maker of Airport Body-Scanning Machines
Zodiac actor placed on terror list for opposing oil drilling method

And finally... Funeral directors most likely to laugh at Christmas cracker jokes

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