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NYT Global Update: Euro, Introduced With Flourish, Gets Little Celebration at Its 10-Year Mark

Global Update TOP NEWS Euro, Introduced With Flourish, Gets Little Celebration at Its 10-Year Mark By NICHOLAS KULISH Even without the economic crisis, many Europeans seem to believe that the day their new currency was introduced may be one better quickly forgotten. Drilling Down Hunt for Gas Hits Fragile Soil, and South Africans Fear Risks By IAN URBINA A plan to drill for natural gas in the Karoo region of South Africa would use millions of gallons of water in a drought-stricken area. Map: Major Shale Gas Basins Previous Articles in This Series Strategic Somali Town Is Seized by Ethiopians By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN The loss of Beledweyne, a trading hub near the Ethiopian border, leaves Shabab rebels on the defensive. Global Edition Home Page » Multimedia Video Feature: Year in Review 2011 Staff members from The New York Times discuss some of the major stories of the ye

ABC News Australia | Morning Edition: Top Stories Australia ushers in 2012

  Morning Edition Sun 01 Jan, 2012   Top Stories Australia ushers in 2012 Sydney's harbour erupted in a blaze of colour and light as Australia ushered in the new year in style. More »   More Top Stories » Cabinet papers offer glimpse inside government Pair race clock on return from South Pole Nigeria declares state of emergency in troubled areas Man arrested over attack in Argentina 5yo dies after caravan park accident Cyclone kills 33 in southern India Man impales leg during new year celebrations Man dies from bird flu in China Stunning Roar end losing run 2011 was a bad year, 2012 will be much worse And so, here we are again. The end of 2011 looms, the stern faces of Janus looking back on what has been and saying, "well that was crap", and forward to what will be and saying, "it just gets worse". And indeed it is a comfort, as we contemplate the living hell that has been this year, to think that next year will

NYT Today's Headlines: Group's Ads Rip at Gingrich as Romney Stands Clear

TOP NEWS Group's Ads Rip at Gingrich as Romney Stands Clear By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JIM RUTENBERG An advertising deluge against Newt Gingrich by a group supporting Mitt Romney shows how a court ruling has created powerful ways for outside money to influence elections. The Caucus: Ads and 30-Minute Special Will Promote Gingrich Interactive Feature : Taking to the Airwaves Romney Says He Expects to Be the G.O.P. Nominee As Spain Acts to Cut Deficit, Regional Debts Add to Woe By SUZANNE DALEY Announcing spending cuts and higher taxes to address a wide budget deficit, Spain admitted its finances were probably even worse because of reckless outlays by its autonomous regions. Organic Agriculture May Be Outgrowing Its Ideals By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL Even as more Americans buy foods labeled organic, the products are moving away from a traditional emphasis on local growing and limited environmental strain. Video : Planting the Beach |