Showing posts from September, 2012

NYT Global Update -September 29, 2012-: Sole Canadian Held at Guantánamo Bay Is Repatriated

  September 29, 2012 Global Update   TOP NEWS Sole Canadian Held at Guantánamo Bay Is Repatriated By IAN AUSTEN Canada's government had vigorously resisted calls and a court order to bring back Omar Khadr, who was 15 years old when he was captured by American forces in Afghanistan. In Syria's Largest City, Fire Ravages Ancient Market By ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD A vast and well-preserved labyrinth of storehouses, schools and courtyards in Aleppo was damaged on Saturday as fierce clashes between security forces and insurgents continued. Better Off Than They Were Nine Years Ago, Georgian Voters Ask: At What Cost? By ELLEN BARRY The parliamentary election has become a referendum on the trade-offs of the so-called Rose Revolution.  Slide Show Global Edition Home Page » World Slide Show: Georgians Confront Revolution's Legacy in Vote Nine years after reformers took power,

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH -September 29, 2012-: Qatar worried about value of dollar and euro

Qatar worried about value of dollar and euro Submitted by cpowell on 01:36PM ET Saturday, September 29, 2012. Section: Daily Dispatches By Angus McDowall Reuters Saturday, September 29, 2012 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Wealthy Qatar, a major investor in U.S. and European assets, worries that haphazard attempts by countries to shore up their economies could weaken the dollar and the euro, its prime minister said. "What should happen is we should have a full package with a full strategy to solve the problems," Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, who also heads the country's sovereign wealth fund, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), told U.S. financial broadcaster CNBC in an interview aired on Friday. This month the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a program of heavy purchases of mortgage-backed securities in an effort to boost employment, but the U.S. government has so fa

NYT Politics -September 28, 2012-: Romney Continues to Hit Obama on Defense Cuts and Foreign Policy

September 28, 2012 Politics The Caucus Romney Continues to Hit Obama on Defense Cuts and Foreign Policy By ASHLEY PARKER Speaking to his second military group in two days, Mitt Romney hammered President Obama over cuts to military spending, as well as of his handling of foreign policy issues. The Caucus Debate Challenge? What to Call Your Opponent By MICHAEL D. SHEAR Will it be "Mr. President" or "the president" when Mr. Romney refers to his rival? Will Mr. Obama talk about the "governor" or "my opponent"? Or will "Mitt" and "Barack" slip out? More Politics The Caucus The Debate Expectations Dance By TRIP GABRIEL Presidential debates are coming up, and it's time to lower expectations for your campaign and raise the bar for your opponent. Common Sense For Americans, Being 'Better Off' Is a Matter of Perspective By JAMES B.

NYT Global Update -September 28, 2012-: White House Move to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance

September 28, 2012 Global Update TOP NEWS White House Move to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance By STEVEN LEE MYERS Lawmakers wary of foreign aid in general, and of Egypt's new leadership in particular, protested the planned infusion of cash, which the Obama administration disclosed to Congress on Friday. Ousted From Party in China, Bo Xilai Faces Prosecution By EDWARD WONG Beijing officials announced Friday that the disgraced politician had been expelled from the Communist Party and would be prosecuted on criminal charges. The state news agency also said the party congress was scheduled for Nov. 8. Government Scientist Raises Doubt on Murder Case Evidence Times Topic: Bo Xilai China Alters Its Strategy in Diplomatic Crisis With Japan By JANE PERLEZ There are hints that the government was tacitly encouraging the nationalistic demonstrations against a former enemy, and has now decided to rein them in. Ter