Nov 30, 2012

NYT | Global Update -November 30, 2012-.: U.N. Assembly, in Blow to U.S., Elevates Status of Palestine

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
November 30, 2012
Compiled 05:15 GMT

Global Update



TOP NEWS

U.N. Assembly, in Blow to U.S., Elevates Status of Palestine

By ETHAN BRONNER and CHRISTINE HAUSER
More than 130 countries voted to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state, a stinging defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority.

Ethnic Hatred Tears Apart a Region of Myanmar

By THOMAS FULLER
In western Myanmar, clashes have left at least 167 people dead and 100,000 people homeless, most of them Muslims.

Islamists Drafting Egypt's Constitution Race It Toward Vote

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Facing dissolution by Mubarak-appointed judges, and ignoring secular opponents' protests, delegates who had not walked out rushed their charter toward approval.
World
Opinion

Room for Debate

How to Stabilize Congo

Congo has been poorly governed throughout its history, and is chronically prone to violence. What is the secret to stabilizing the resource-rich country?
WORLD

U.S. Moves Toward Recognizing Syria's Opposition

By MICHAEL GORDON and MARK LANDLER
The shift is the most immediate decision facing the Obama administration as it weighs how to end the government of Bashar al-Assad and stop the violence consuming Syria.

Condemning British Press, Report Urges a New Regulator

By JOHN F. BURNS and ALAN COWELL
An inquiry triggered by the phone hacking scandal found "significant and reckless disregard for accuracy" by the press and said a regulator should be underpinned by law.

Israel's Antimissile System Attracts Potential Buyers

By THOM SHANKER and WILLIAM J. BROAD
Iron Dome's most salient feature, according to American experts now examining after-action reports from Gaza, may well be its software.
BUSINESS
DealBook

Despite Setbacks, Investor Is Bullish on Clean Tech

By RANDALL SMITH
The billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has been pouring money into clean energy start-ups even after seeing many of his own paper gains evaporate.

British Banks May Be Undercapitalized, Bank of England Governor Warns

By JULIA WERDIGIER
In a twice-yearly report on the financial system, Mervyn A. King said British banks could be underestimating the risks facing them and should be urged to raise their reserves.

In Ukraine, Mystery Man Fakes a Natural Gas Deal

By ANDREW E. KRAMER
Jordi Sarda Bonvehi, the man who negotiated with Ukrainian officials about building a liquefied natural gas plant on the Black Sea, was not authorized to do so.
TECHNOLOGY

Panel Approves a Bill to Safeguard E-Mail

By CHARLIE SAVAGE
A bill, approved by the Judiciary Committee, would require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant from a judge before gaining access to messages in individual accounts.

India to Revise Enforcement of Internet Law

By GARDINER HARRIS
Following the arrest of two women for their mild criticism of a politician on Facebook, police will no longer be able to take action so easily against commenters.
ArtsBeat

MoMA Adds Video Games to Its Collection

By ALLAN KOZINN
The Museum of Modern Art has acquired the first 14 titles in a planned collection of about 40 games, including Pac-Man, Tetris and The Sims.
SPORTS

Revamped U.S. Men's Ski Team Is Off to Fast Start

By KELLEY McMILLAN
The United States men's ski team was overhauled last summer, with some coaches fired and some skiers demoted to the B team.
On Golf

Proposing Golf Ban in Name of Tradition as Trouble Flies By

By KAREN CROUSE
The proposed rule change to ban anchored clubs appeased purists, but other developments, like moon-headed drivers and space-age golf balls, are wrenching the game from its roots.

Williams Named WTA's Player of the Year

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Serena Williams, who won Wimbledon and the United States Open to take her grand slam haul in singles to 15, was named WTA Player of the Year.
U.S. NEWS

Complaints Aside, Most Face Lower Tax Burden Than in 1980

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and ROBERT GEBELOFF
Most Americans in 2010 paid far less in total taxes - federal, state and local - than they would have paid 30 years ago.

Under One Roof, Building for Extended Families

By PENELOPE GREEN
Multigenerational living, a throwback to the past, is a growing trend in the struggling economy, and major homebuilders are designing flexible layouts.

End of the Line for an Oyster Farm

By FELICITY BARRINGER
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ended a longstanding dispute that pitted wilderness advocates against supporters of a Northern California oyster farm on National Seashore land.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Trying Juveniles

By JOHN KAMM
China has made significant strides in the handling of juvenile delinquents.
Op-Ed Columnist

Keeping Egypt's Republic

By ROGER COHEN
Morsi must correct course. Liberals must seek compromise.
Op-Ed Contributor

Please Rise for Our Polyglot Anthem

By ALEX MARSHALL
The final words of the new Iraqi anthem, "Long live Iraq," will be sung in Arabic, Kurdish, Turkmen and Assyrian.

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