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Jun 16, 2012

NYT Global Update | World 21 Years Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Her Nobel Peace Prize


Global Update




TOP NEWS

U.N. Suspends Syria Mission, Citing Increase in Violence

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and DAVID E. SANGER
The United Nations' decision to pause observers' work was the most severe blow yet to a wobbly peace plan world powers had seen as the best chance to solve Syria's deadly conflict.

With Revolution's Fate at Stake, Egypt Votes on President

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and KAREEM FAHIM
Egyptians began two days of voting on Saturday, a day after military rulers moved to consolidate power by shutting down the Parliament and seizing the sole right to issue laws.

European Leaders to Present Plan to Quell the Crisis Quickly

By JACK EWING
The plan will include measures to prevent bank runs and push for the repeal of regulations that hinder competition, keep young people out of the work force or make it difficult to start businesses.
World

Slide Show: Egyptians Head to the Polls

Egyptians lined up Saturday to pick the first president since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

At 50, the Cuban Missile Crisis as Guide

By GRAHAM ALLISON
J.F.K.'s response to the crisis carries lessons for handling Iran.
WORLD

21 Years Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Her Nobel Peace Prize

By STEVEN ERLANGER
In her Nobel lecture, the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of the hope the award kindled as she was under house arrest, and urged the world not to succumb to "compassion fatigue."

In Moscow, Iran to Face Critical Choice in the Latest Round of Nuclear Talks

By MARK LANDLER and ELLEN BARRY
Iran faces the imposition of a potentially crippling European oil embargo and American banking sanctions in less than two weeks.

After Decades of Open Economic Debate, China Stifles Calls for Change

By IAN JOHNSON
Fewer prominent voices are able to make the case for a systemic overhaul that would encourage private enterprise and foster a shift toward a more consumer-driven economy.
BUSINESS

Troubled Greek Economy Is Being Left to Fend for Itself

By LIZ ALDERMAN
International businesses and investors are retreating because of the prospect of a devalued currency and because consumption has plunged.

In Euro Crisis, Obama Looks to Merkel

By MARK LANDLER and NICHOLAS KULISH
A collapse of the euro could derail America's fragile recovery and doom Mr. Obama's re-election hopes. He may be running out of time to sway the German chancellor.
DealBook

Banks' Fire Drill for Greece Election

By PETER EAVIS
After being largely unprepared for the extreme stress of the 2008 crisis, big banks in the United States are determined to be ready this time.
TECHNOLOGY

You for Sale: Mapping, and Sharing, the Consumer Genome

By NATASHA SINGER
Few consumers may have heard of Acxiom, a database marketer. But it has amassed the world's largest commercial data trove about them, analysts say.

Microsoft Is Expected to Introduce a Tablet

By NICK WINGFIELD
The device, running a new version of the Windows operating system, would be the first computer of the company's own design, and would be aimed squarely at Apple's iPad.

Internet Unshackled, Burmese Aim Venom at Ethnic Minority

By THOMAS FULLER
As more than two dozen people have died in clashes between Rohingyas and Buddhist villagers, commenters have expressed their grievances online.
SPORTS

France Romps Past Ukraine, 2-0

By ROB HUGHES
France's focus and discipline gave it a sparkling 2-0 victory over Ukraine, the Euro 2012 co-host, on Friday.

Formula One Track, Nearing First Race, Gets Wary Embrace From Austin

By DAVE MONTGOMERY
Formula One is coming to a new track outside Austin, Tex., the Circuit of the Americas, in November, as the organization once again tries to raise its profile in the United States.

Unity a Winning Trait at Euro 2012

By ROB HUGHES
Some teams can do it, but others fail to pull together. Consider the fractious Dutch and the harmonious Germans at the 2012 European Championship.
U.S. NEWS

Meet Your Cousin, the First Lady: A Family Story, Long Hidden

By RACHEL L. SWARNS
Research into Michelle Obama's white relatives underscores the history of racial intermingling that binds countless American families decades after the Civil War.

Budget Passed, but Discussions Continue

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $92 billion budget on Friday, but Democrats have not taken up any of the contentious bills needed to implement the spending plan.

With Casino Revenues, Tribes Push to Preserve Languages, and Cultures

By NORIMITSU ONISHI
The Chukchansi Indians recently pledged $1 million over five years to the linguistics department of California State University, Fresno.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

At 50, the Cuban Missile Crisis as Guide

By GRAHAM ALLISON
J.F.K.'s response to Soviet missiles in Cuba carries lessons for how to handle Iran.
Op-Ed Contributor

Leaning on Putin

By JOHN VINOCUR
After 15 months of fighting and horrors, indignation and cowardice, the conflict in Syria is at the edge of decisions. But what decisions?
Op-Ed Contributor

How Greece Squandered Its Freedom

By NIKOS KONSTANDARAS
In Sunday's vote, Greeks face a choice between two deeply flawed alternatives.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCHES: Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts discusses gold price suppression.

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts discusses gold price suppression

3:50p HKT Saturday, June 16, 2012

Former assistant U.S. treasury secretary Paul Craig Roberts, an economist and newspaper columnist, discusses gold and silver price suppression at some length in a video interview with Greg Hunter at USAWatchdog. The interview is 22 minutes long and it's posted here:

http://usawatchdog.com/one-on-one-with-paul-craig-roberts/
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

BBC Breaking News: UN suspends Syria peace mission

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UN suspends Syria peace mission

The head of the UN Stabilisation Mission in Syria says the mission has been suspended because of escalating violence, agencies report.

BBC Breaking News: Chinese woman in space launch

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Chinese woman in space launch

China launches first female astronaut into space as Shenzhou 9 lifts off en route to space station.

NYT Today's Headlines: Business | Troubled Greek Economy Is Being Left to Fend for Itself

Today's Headlines


TOP NEWS

Obama to Permit Young Migrants to Remain in U.S.

By JULIA PRESTON and JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr.
President Obama outlined a new immigration policy under which young illegal immigrants who came to the country as children can obtain work permits and will not face deportation.

On Eve of Vote, Egypt's Military Extends Its Power

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Egypt's military rulers moved to consolidate power before the presidential runoff election, shutting down the Islamist-led Parliament and seizing the sole right to issue laws.
Euro Watch

Central Banks Stand at Ready to Fortify Euro

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and DAVID JOLLY
The days after Greece's elections are seen as a turning point that could determine whether Europe's fiscal ties grow closer or fray.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"Having fallen from respected insider to convicted inside trader, Mr. Gupta has now exchanged the lofty board room for the prospect of a lowly jail cell."
PREET BHARARA, the United States attorney in Manhattan, after Rajat K. Gupta, former head of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, was convicted of conspiracy and securities fraud.

Sports

Video: Over the Edge

The newest addition to tandem aerial sports is BASE jumping off a cliff.
Opinion
Op-Ed Contributor

She's Innocent. We're Guilty.

Vindication at last for a wrongly accused, bereft mother.
WORLD

Russia Sending Missile Systems to Shield Syria

By ANDREW E. KRAMER
Russia's chief arms exporter said air and sea defenses could be used against any nation trying to halt Syria's violence.

U.N. Team In Syria Is Imperiled, Leader Says

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
Maj. Gen. Robert Mood said Friday that "violence over the past 10 days has been intensifying willingly by both parties, with losses on both sides and significant risks to our observers."

In Euro Crisis, Obama Looks to Merkel

By MARK LANDLER and NICHOLAS KULISH
A collapse of the euro could derail America's fragile recovery and doom Mr. Obama's re-election hopes. He may be running out of time to sway the German chancellor.
U.S.

In Health Care Ruling, Vast Implications for Medicaid

By ROBERT PEAR
The expansion of Medicaid in the health care law, if it is upheld, would greatly increase the number of people served - and add to the program's costs.

Mayors See Slight Gains, No Thanks to Congress

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
At an annual conference, mayors said that despite Washington's profound inaction they have managed to shrink deficits, increase property values and create new jobs in their cities.

City Divides and Unites for a Dog Called Blue

By FERNANDA SANTOS
The leash-free walks of an 11-year-old Australian cattle dog prompted complaints, an online petition of support and a City Council meeting that drew crowds.
POLITICS

At Romney's Side, a Determined Running Mate

By ASHLEY PARKER
Ann Romney has become much more visible on the stump in support of her husband, Mitt Romney, now that he has clinched the Republican presidential nomination.
News Analysis

Obama's Announcement Seizes Initiative and Puts Pressure on Romney

By HELENE COOPER and TRIP GABRIEL
President Obama's unilateral shift on immigration policy is a signal to Hispanic voters that he is on their side, and a move that places Mitt Romney in a tough spot.
Media Decoder Blog

Reporter Interrupts Obama During Statement on Immigration

By BRIAN STELTER
Neil Munro of The Daily Caller interrupted the president as he was making his statement from the Rose Garden. "It's not time for questions, sir," Mr. Obama said. "Not while I'm speaking."
BUSINESS

Troubled Greek Economy Is Being Left to Fend for Itself

By LIZ ALDERMAN
International businesses and investors are retreating because of the prospect of a devalued currency and because consumption has plunged.
DealBook

Banks' Fire Drill for Greece Election

By PETER EAVIS
After being largely unprepared for the extreme stress of the 2008 crisis, big banks in the United States are determined to be ready this time.
DealBook

Rajat Gupta Convicted of Insider Trading

By PETER LATTMAN and AZAM AHMED
Rajat K. Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs board member, is the most prominent executive convicted in the government's sweeping investigation into insider trading on Wall Street.
TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Is Expected to Introduce a Tablet

By NICK WINGFIELD
The device, running a new version of the Windows operating system, would be the first computer of the company's own design, and would be aimed squarely at Apple's iPad.
DealBook

In Motion, Facebook Lays Out Defense and Highlights Nasdaq's Missteps

By EVELYN M. RUSLI
Facebook, in a motion that seeks to consolidate several shareholder lawsuits, provided the first glimpse of the social network's defense of its bungled I.P.O. It is a defense built, in part, on Nasdaq's missteps.
Bits Blog

First Major Talent Exit After Facebook I.P.O.

By SOMINI SENGUPTA
Bret Taylor, the social network's chief technology officer, announced Friday that he was leaving to create his own company.
SPORTS

Woods Tied With Two at the Top in the Open

By KAREN CROUSE
After two rounds, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and David Toms were the only players in the field of 156 under par at the Lake Course, sharing the 36-hole lead at one-under 139.

Threat of Russian Hooliganism Looms Over Championships

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
The Russia soccer federation asked its fans to show restraint ahead of Saturday's game with Greece. Clashes between Polish and Russian fans on Tuesday caused property damage and injuries.
Essay

Solo Climber Reaches New Heights

By TIM NEVILLE
Alex Honnold, 26, wanted to do something that had never been done when he decided to climb Yosemite's three biggest rock faces solo.
ARTS
Critic's Notebook

The Past Has a Presence Here

By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
In the museums and gardens of Oaxaca, Mexico, unlike those of the United States, the character of history is unvarnished.
Music Review

Revisiting a Passion of the Past

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
The Danish composer Carl Nielsen was a focal point of a concert by the New York Philharmonic, which will record his work.
Critic's Notebook

City Ballet: Vivacity Breaks Up Doldrums

By ALASTAIR MACAULAY
City Ballet's just-concluded season showed evidence of a renaissance, led by a new generation of ballerinas. But in some ways the company remains stagnant.
NEW YORK / REGION

Daredevil Takes a Successful Walk Across a Popular Void

By DANNY HAKIM and LIZ LEYDEN
Nik Wallenda, the seventh-generation stunt performer, successfully walked on a tightrope over Niagara Falls on Friday night.

In Brooklyn, a Longtime Provocateur Surges in a Primary Race for Congress

By JOSEPH BERGER and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
Democratic leaders are now fretfully talking about a prospect they once considered unthinkable: Charles Barron being elected to Congress.

Record of Detective in Fatal Shooting Is Defended

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
The woman killed by a detective's bullet after she crashed a car in Brooklyn was well known to the police. And the detective was well known to the community.
TRAVEL

Stockholm, and the Strangers Who Brought Me There

By HENRY ALFORD
On a trip to Sweden's capital, the author used local bloggers and "soulmates" to shape his itinerary. So, how'd it go?
Cultured Traveler

A Czech Trove of Minimalist Design

By EVAN RAIL
Best known for a newly renovated architectural marvel, Brno is home to hundreds of modernist buildings.
Journeys

Palace-Hopping in Poland

By IZA WOJCIECHOWSKA
On a tour of the country's palaces, the author is transported to earlier eras of Polish - and personal - history.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Primary Day Is June 26

Here are our choices in the Democratic primaries in five Congressional districts in New York State.
Editorial

Michigan's Attack on Women's Rights

Sweeping legislation that cleared the State House of Representatives this week is an assault on safe abortion care and on the clinics that provide it.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Columnist

Running on Empty

By GAIL COLLINS
People, what is it about our love for wide open spaces? It seems to be playing a big role in Campaign 2012.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Safest Bank

By JOE NOCERA
Taxpayers should love Citigroup even if shareholders don't. And, on the bank's 200th birthday, here's why.
Editorial

A Step Toward a Dream

President Obama's bold move opens the future for young immigrants who are here illegally through no fault of their own.
ON THIS DAY
On June 16, 1933, President Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program, signing bank, rail and industry bills and initiating farm aid.