Monday, June 16, 2014

 

News Links, June 16, 2014

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
Sex, Drugs and Dodgy Accounting: Spain's New Growth Strategy
Dubai faces moment of truth over looming property bubble
This Debt Is Explosive, And it Sits on the Shelf Everywhere, Waiting to go off

## Airline Death Spiral ##
Alitalia jobs would be cut in deal, Etihad Airways chief says
Iraq crisis could spell fresh trouble for airlines

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
U.S. evacuates embassy as bombs, fighting rock Iraq
U.S. Aircraft Carrier, Cruiser, Destroyer Arrive in Persian Gulf
Iraqi Kurds seize their chance to build foundations of a new state
Bush Silent, But Blair says West Should Attack Iraq Again
Life Under ISIS: Iraqis Return to Mosul, Seeing Militants As Safer Bet
Advancing Iraq rebels seize Northwest town in heavy battle
Pakistan army launches big operation after airport attack
Police: 48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

## Energy/resources ##
New Zealand may kick start race to mine the ocean floor
What Iraq's Disintegration Means for Oil Markets
Russia's Gazprom cuts gas to Ukraine in a new phase of their conflict

## Environment/health ##
National Geographic Reports – Chemicals Causing Infertility in Pigs are Present Throughout Human Consumer Goods

## Intelligence/propaganda/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Military blamed after planes vanish from Europe air-traffic control screens
Slovak authorities claim electronic warfare exercise caused dozens of planes to briefly disappear from air-traffic control radar
Systems glitch causes lines at Target stores

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Income gap widens as American factories shut down
Home, Food Or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford (US)

## Japan ##
Gov't prepares to unshackle huge pension fund
Japan's government is readying to unfetter its huge public pension fund, freeing managers to dump low-yield sovereign bonds and go in search of higher, but riskier returns, in a move that could see cash flood global markets.

## China ##
Beijing reclaiming 5 Spratly reefs: Philippine report

## UK ##
China's Li flies into UK to talk trade, seal deals worth $30 bln
China shuts factory after hundreds of children poisoned

## US ##
The United States Of Debt: Total Debt In America Hits A New Record High Of Nearly 60 Trillion Dollars
Credit Cards Are Still Tapped-Out: The Media Hyped Borrowing Blip That Wasn't All That
Police forces picking up surplus military supplies

And finally...
Italian mobster caught shoplifting underwear in Milan
Connecticut hoarder crushed when floor in home collapses




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