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Feb 25, 2012

NYT Global Update: Euro Firewall at Center of Economic Conference in Mexico

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
February 25, 2012
Compiled 21:45 GMT

Global Update



TOP NEWS

2 U.S. Officers Slain; Advisers to Exit Kabul Ministries

By GRAHAM BOWLEY and ALISSA J. RUBIN
Two American officers were shot dead inside the Interior Ministry building in Kabul amid a deepening crisis in Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a NATO army base.

Scramble Is On to Find Deal for 16 Americans in Egypt

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and STEVEN LEE MYERS
Diplomats are working to resolve criminal charges against Americans on the eve of their trial in a case that has threatened to upend the 30-year alliance between the two countries.

Pakistan Razing House Where Bin Laden Lived

By DECLAN WALSH
The building where Osama bin Laden died at the hands of a Navy SEAL unit last May had acquired a painful symbolism for Pakistan's military.
Travel

Slide Show: In Kenya, Photographing on Safari

By JAMES HILL
A photojournalist takes a three-day safari in the Masai Mara, offering tips on how to take pictures of animals; technical specifications for each photo are included.
Opinion

Latitude

For Love of Country (and Money)

By HUMA YUSUF
Pakistani expats just got the right to vote in elections back home: keep them connected and those remittances will come.
WORLD

Yemen Swears In New President to the Sound of Applause, and Violence

By LAURA KASINOF
Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi was sworn in as president of Yemen on Saturday morning after he won an early presidential election in which he was the only candidate.

Nations Press Halt in Attacks to Allow Aid to Syrian Cities

By STEVEN LEE MYERS
Even as international leaders called for a pause in Syria's assault on rebellious cities, their meeting in Tunisia underscored deepening divisions over how to end the crackdown.

In Break, Hamas Supports Syrian Opposition

By FARES AKRAM
Marking the first public rift with its longtime patron, a leader of Hamas spoke out against President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
BUSINESS

Euro Firewall at Center of Economic Conference in Mexico

By ELISABETH MALKIN and ANNIE LOWREY
Major economies like the United States, China and Japan are reluctant to contribute more money to the International Monetary Fund until Europe raises its commitment to its own so-called financial firewall.

New Sunday Edition Signals That Murdoch Is Now Fighting Back

By JOHN F. BURNS and AMY CHOZICK
Rupert Murdoch has taken on-the-spot command of a project adding a new day of publication for his Sun tabloid in London.

Broken Trust in God's Country

By DIANA B. HENRIQUES
In eastern Ohio, Amish and Mennonite communities grapple with questions of faith and finance as a neighbor stands accused of a Ponzi scheme.
TECHNOLOGY
Novelties

Which Way to the Ball? I'll Ask My Gown

By ANNE EISENBERG
Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, were just the beginning. Fashion designers are now adding GPS, Bluetooth and video to clothing with wearable computers.
#trendingnyc

Twitter Death Hoaxes, Alive and Sadly, Well

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
The demise of Whitney Houston dulled the humor of bogus announcements, but some of the famous can still make light of the posts.

Web Deals Cheer Hollywood, Despite Drop in Moviegoers

By BROOKS BARNES
Movie attendance hit a 16-year low in 2011. Star wattage continues to dim. DVD sales keep plunging. But Hollywood has a noticeable spring in its step.
SPORTS
Winter Sports Roundup

Austrian Ends Slump And Takes Super-G

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Benjamin Raich captured the super-G race in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, his first World Cup win since December 2009.

Spanish Climber, 73, Has Sights Set on World's Top Peaks

By RAPHAEL MINDER
Carlos Soria plans to have climbed all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter mountains by next spring.

A.C. Milan Looks to Bury Juventus in Standings

By ROB HUGHES
Italy's stock has risen in Europe since the performances of A.C. Milan and Napoli against English opponents in the Champions League.
U.S. NEWS

Branding a Soldier With 'Personality Disorder'

By JAMES DAO
The case of Capt. Susan Carlson has raised questions about whether the Pentagon uses a psychiatric diagnosis to eject troops it considers troublesome or to deny them benefits.

Romney Aides Warn Backers of a Long Fight for Nomination

By JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
As Mitt Romney's campaign intensifies fund-raising to meet rising costs, some Republicans are worried about the impact of a prolonged party contest on the November election.

New Law in Massachusetts Allows for Three Casinos

By ABBY GOODNOUGH
Other New England states may soon follow Massachusetts, which last fall became the first state in the region to pass a broad law allowing resort casinos.
OPINION
From Sunday Review

Why Do Innocent People Confess?

By DAVID K. SHIPLER
Juries and even judges don't want to believe that somebody will confess to a crime he or she didn't commit.
Loose Ends

The Long-Suffering Super PAC

By CALVIN TRILLIN
Discuss! Discuss! How can you discuss something with someone who never calls?
From Sunday Review

What Two Enemies Share

By ROYA HAKAKIAN
Iran and Israel are oblivious to how much they are shaped by each other.

Buffett: Have found a successor: By MarketWatch


By MarketWatch

SAN FFRANCISCO (MarketWatch)-- Warren Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A +0.72% shareholders Saturday that he has identified a successor as chief executive, according to media reports. But in his letter to shareholders accompanying the company's annual report, the 81-year-old Buffett said he's in excellent health and doesn't plan to retire anytime soon, The Wall Street Journal reported. Buffett's letter didn't name the successor candidate, the Journal said.


NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS: Web Deals Cheer Hollywood, Despite a Drop in Moviegoers






Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA
February 25, 2012

Movie attendance hit a 16-year low in 2011. Star wattage continues to dim. DVD sales keep plunging. But Hollywood has a noticeable spring in its step.

Apple is so big that it’s running up against the law of large numbers, which suggests that the fast rise of its shares and earnings will slow.