Stray dog completes 1700km China race BBC
Let’s Talk Turkey About Greece Ian Welsh. Could Russia use a warm water port? Da?
A Very-Useful Chart To Prepare You For The Next Greece Election Chart from Credit Suisse Business Insider
Harsh Language from Lagarde: “IMF Has No Intention of Softening Terms”; From Head of Deutsche Bank: “Greece is a Failed Corrupt State”; Purposely Inflammatory Statements to Force Greece Exit Mish
Germany Walks Away From Greece Testosterone Pit. Reading the Lagarde tea leaves.
Beware hidden costs as banks eye ‘Grexit’ Gillian Tett. Party like it’s 2007…
Europe’s biggest fear: A run they cannot stop Schumpeter, Economist (RS)
Hard cash for tough times FT
Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor Guardian. Oldie but goodie!
Gentlemen prefer bonds
COSCO Seeks Gov’t Funds after Huge Losses, Sources Say Caixin. China’s biggest state-owned shipping firm.
J.P. Morgan replaces prime brokerage chief: report Reuters
Bank Regulators Under Scrutiny in JPMorgan Loss Times
JPMorgan: Jamie Dimon and the horse he fell off Jack and Suzy Welch. Yeah, but what about the horse he rode in on?
Former Lloyds head of fraud and security Jessica Harper charged over £2.5m fraud Telegraph (RS)
Lunch with the FT: Paul Krugman. Give the Booker Prize to the Maastricht Treaty!
Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian And Activists Aim To Build A “Bat-Signal For The Internet” Forbes
Economics Is Not Math The Institute for New Economic Thinking
Humbler horizons Free exchange, Economist. The new normal…
PG&E Violated Pipeline Safety Rules, Investigators Say WSJ
Killings, cancer, corruption and Azerbaijan: Eurovision in the Islamic Republic of BP Greg Palast
From Baku, With Love (And Intolerance) Slate
You can identify poor neighborhoods from space Grist
Next to U.S. firing range in Afghanistan, a village of victims WaPo
Cable theft delays Proastiakos [commuter rail] services Ekathimerini
Vatican in chaos after pope’s butler arrested for leaks, bank president ousted for negligence WaPo
The Imperial Mind Glenn Greenwald. Fake vaccines for Pakistani childen [all so Obama can whack OBL in an election year –lambert]
Egyptians ask why a Mubarak holdover like Shafik did so well McClatchy
Protest in the streets despite downpour and tornado warning, 1 arrest Montreal OpenFile
What are Lawn Removal Parties?
Night Thoughts in Hagsgate Archdruid Report
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