BEIJING: A Website, called, shows real time figures of the United States of America national debt. Meanwhile, China, holds nearly 10 percent of all U.S. Treasuries. Accordingly, a sharp sell off of those bond holdings could wreak serious havoc on the global economy.
AboutNews reports that, "Foreign governments hold about 46 percent of all U.S. debt held by the public, more than $4.5 trillion. The largest foreign holder of U.S. debt is China, which owns more about $1.2 trillion in bills, notes and bonds, according to the Treasury."
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D.-N.H.) is facing scrutiny over unpaid real estate debts.
According to the Daily Caller, "Towns in New Hampshire and Maine placed 21 different liens against properties owned by Democratic Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen’s husband, who manages the couple’s real estate business, according to local property records obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller."
The Rockefeller family recently announced that they would sell off all their fossil fuels investments. Nevertheless, they continue to invest big-time into fracking companies that pollute the soil and water to tap into natural gas.
The Daily Caller reports that, "The heirs of 19th century oil baron John D. Rockefeller by announcing they would be divesting their charitable group from fossil fuel investments — the very fuels that made the Rockefellers a wealthy dynasty."
President Barry Obama had earlier mocked the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as nothing more than "JV" terrorists. Yet now, he disclosed in an exclusive TV interview on CBS "60 Minutes," that he had apparently underestimated ISIS.
The BBC News reports that, "President Barack Obama has acknowledged that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria. In a frank TV interview, he said that al-Qaeda had been beaten in Iraq by US forces working with Sunni tribes."
Russian oil giant Rosneft untapped major oil and natural gas resources in the Arctic Circle with the help of U.S.-based Exxon Mobil.
According to the BBC News, "Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic. Drilling was completed in record time, it said, but questions remain about how quickly the well can be developed."
Former Conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy of France appears poised to regain his powers after Conservatives swept into power in the Senate.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "Three years after France's upper house Senate made its first ever swing to the left, the right has clawed back a majority, with the far-right National Front winning seats for the first time."