The Times London: Protestors storm Royal Bank of Scotland
A computer monitor taken from the Royal Bank of Scotland is hurled through a window during G20 disturbances in the City of London, the financial hub of the capital.
Gawker: America is losing the class war war!
This is the level of commitment that turns street protests from boring retreads of laughable kids playing anarchist and chanting “Si se puede!” into truly entertaining affairs. They have jeering bankers hurling money out windows and tomato-slinging angry unemployed workers stealing armored cars; we have AIG employees scared to wear logo-ed golf shirts, and NYU food court revolutionaries demanding the right to a vegan lunch.
Guardian: Welcome to the multi-polar world
It’s not here yet, but the direction is clear. President Obama will discover this week that as much as he is loved and respected around the world, he can’t reverse the declining influence of Washington that his predecessor clumsily accelerated.
Economist: China takes centre stage
Now, with the West in economic disarray, China’s leaders see an opportunity if not to supplant American power, at least to start wielding a bit more of the clout that they feel they deserve given recent, rapid economic growth and the country’s importance to a global recovery.