Around the world in 30 sec

1. Colorado Police Link Rise in Violence to Music – this is one interesting story in the New York Times. Of course, this can only be great advertising for the hip-hop community (Local police say recent shootings are tied to clubs that play gangsta rap) although not very pleasant for the club owners.

2. If you follow the Microsoft vs. Google war, you should also find intresting the Microsoft in ‘Cloud’ Computing article – “Microsoft is moving to create an experience that will divorce a user’s information from the particular device the person is working with at any moment” Bill Gates said and this is the future of computing.

3. Xinhua says China reduces investment barriers – “It is the improvement in the investment climate in China compared to other economies that has mattered most for the global pattern of investment,” says the report titled “Reducing Behind-the-Border Barriers to Investment”, which was drafted by the Center for International Economics, based in Canberra, capital of Australia.

4. Stepped-up checks mean longer lines at U.S. borders – many people seem to forget how is like to stay in line at the customs. In the near future we’ll probably see interesting news from this part of the world (Canada-USA-Mexico).

5. Another special operation in Copenhagen this week-end – 63 arrested: “hundreds of youth activists turned violent with protesters setting fire to street barricades and cars, and smashing shop windows, police said”. Again, I’m writing with my left hand.

6. According to a U.N. report, workers in the United States lead the world in labor productivity – The average U.S. worker produces $63,885 of wealth per year, more than their counterparts in all other countries, the International Labor Organization said in its report. Ireland comes in second at $55,986, followed by Luxembourg at $55,641, Belgium at $55,235 and France at $54,609.” – This may come as a bad news for some US politicians but they’ll have a reason to express their social views because a CEO pay is 364 times more than workers. Social justice, social justice!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

7. Tiraspol Times: Independence Day celebrations in cities throughout Transdniestria – “Pridnestrovie’s annual independence day parade moved through Tiraspol, its capital city, on Sunday. Assembled bystanders cheered as the parade – led by the young country’s armed forces and volunteer soldiers – entered the city’s main square” – how cool is that? 🙂

8. Russia Today, 48 minutes ago – “Boris Berezovsky’s name is again in the news. Is he somehow connected to the Politkovskaya and Litvinenko affairs? There are those who speculate. In Context examines how Berezovsky became one of Russia’s kingpin “oligarchs” during the turbulent 1990s to a strident Kremlin critic”:

9. When typing “news” in my Google center, the first result was BBC News before the CNN and Google News 🙂