Sunday, November 28, 2010


News Links, November 29, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
EU approves €85 billion bailout for Ireland
Ireland must find €17.5bn from its pension fund and reserves for bailout
Olli Rehn: No Haircuts For Senior Bondholders
Tens of thousands of Italians march on Rome to protest bleak job outlook
The mood turns ugly in Europe
Low-income groups feel the pinch under soaring prices (China)
Rising labor shortage hits China's delta regions
Spanish Banks Are So Desperate For Funding They're Offering 5% Interest On Deposits
Zapatero Pledges to Change Spain's Labor Rules, Pensions, Energy
Property developers are China's worst performers
Dubai May Sell Shares in Some of Its Largest Companies, Sheikh Ahmed Says
Dubai Is Now on Sound Financial Footing, Fiscal Panel's Sheikh Ahmed Says
GRU demands cost cuts in 850 areas (Japan: Cut, cut, cut)
Global Poverty Doubled since 1970s: UN
'Bank Run 2010′ aims to end 'criminal, corrupt' financial system

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
N. Korea preps missiles amid U.S. war games
China seeks emergency meeting on Korea
U.S. consulting allies on proposed North Korea talks
North Korea's undercover journalists reveal misery of life in dictatorship
Pentagon hunting for permanent home for U.S. Africa Command
Japan spots Chinese vessels near disputed islands: report
Hugo Chavez says Russia lends Venezuela $4 billion for arms
Brotherhood would cut Egypt-Israel ties
Japan anti-base governor re-elected in Okinawa
Russia: No Missile Defense Proposal Made to NATO
Pakistan forcing Taliban militants to keep fighting, Karzai says in leaked cable

-- Energy/resources --
2010 crude steel consumption to hit 596m tons (China)
Abu Dhabi Raises January Oil Supply Allotment to Asia
Nigeria Oil-Region Fighting Threatens Production in Challenge to Jonathan

-- Got food? --
China's Dangerous Food Crisis
Spike in vegetable prices sparks calls for an industry overhaul (China)
Fearing unrest, Beijing tries to keep a lid on grocery prices
China placates students who rampaged over food price increases
China May Sell More Rapeseed Oil From Reserves to Cool Price, Analyst Says
Russia may sell half intervention fund grain to keep prices steady

-- Environment/health --
'Things look pretty bleak for the polar bear'
A billion people will lose their homes due to climate change, says report

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
U.S. Expands Role of Diplomats in Spying
Wikileaks sparks worldwide diplomatic crisis
Saudi king urged U.S. to attack Iran: WikiLeaks
'Chipped' Detainees, Iran Mega-Missiles And More in Latest WikiLeaks
Newspapers Reveal Diplomatic Cables, While WikiLeaks Buckles Under Cyber Attack
Israel recruits citizen advocates in Europe

-- UK --
Headteachers launch protest as Michael Gove takes axe to school sports budget
Weather: big freeze plunges Britain into snow chaos
Coldest November night on record in parts of UK
Wales' coldest night in 89 years as more snow is forecast
'Quarter of all Welsh homes in fuel poverty'
Aircraft carrier HMS Invincible is put up for sale
Oxfordshire council's £86,805 pothole payout to drivers

-- US --
Ravitch is right, New York's long-neglected transportation infrastructure needs cash -- and soon
Credit card debt in America
The War in Afghanistan is Not about Afghanistan
Smart Money Preparing For Sell Off Like Never Before
Oregon: FBI Thwarts Own Car Bomb

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