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Jul 28, 2012

NYT Global Update | Top News | news Analysis: Egypt Islamists Tread Lightly, but Skeptics Are Squirming

Global Update


TOP NEWS
News Analysis

Egypt Islamists Tread Lightly, but Skeptics Are Squirming

By ROD NORDLAND
President Mohamed Morsi has made no apologies for his Islamism, but he seems to be going out of his way to allay fears that the Muslim Brotherhood would radically change Egypt.

Fighters Replace Tourists Crossing Over From Syria to an Idyllic Turkish Town

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
Antakya, a picturesque border town, has become a magnet for Syrian fighters and foreign jihadists seeking refuge and medical care, as Syria's civil war becomes Turkey's national security headache.

Retiring Envoy to Afghanistan Exhorts U.S. to Heed Its Past

By ALISSA J. RUBIN
Ryan C. Crocker, one of the pre-eminent American diplomats of the past 40 years, is deeply skeptical that Americans abroad can be anything other than strangers in a strange land.
Sports

Interactive Feature: Phelps Versus Lochte in the Individual Medley

Here's a look at some of their previous matchups in the 400-meter individual medley.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

For E.U. Leaders, a Political Dare

By JOHN VINOCUR
Could Merkel, Hollande and Cameron put this year's U.S. presidential candidates on the spot and propose a trans-Atlantic free trade pact?
WORLD

Spain's Jobless Rely on Family, a Frail Crutch

By SUZANNE DALEY
Many struggling adult children are moving in with their parents or grandparents, who still collect a government pension. But overcrowded homes and family tensions are taking their toll.

Syrian Forces Pound Rebel Stronghold in Aleppo

By KAREEM FAHIM and ELLEN BARRY
The Syrian army stepped up its barrage on a city that has been bracing for an assault, but it was not clear whether Saturday's attack was a limited foray by government troops or the beginning of a broader campaign.

Innocent Pawn or Shrewd Operator: Britons See 2 Sides of Chinese Murder Suspect

By RAVI SOMAIYA and SANDY MACASKILL
Gu Kailai, the 53-year-old Chinese lawyer charged with murdering a British businessman, presented different faces to different people.
BUSINESS

The Bond Market Discovers a New Leading Man

By GERALDINE FABRIKANT
Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive of Pimco, the bond fund giant, has stepped out of the long shadow of Bill Gross, its longtime maestro.

Want to Graduate? First, Create a Company

By HANNAH SELIGSON
A four-month training program, taught in 27 cities worldwide, has one basic goal: to have each of its students start a fully operational company.
The Boss

A Spectrum of Traditions

Hikmet Ersek of Western Union, who learned the meaning of diversity very early in life, enjoys celebrating cultural traditions from around the world.
TECHNOLOGY

Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter

By EVELYN M. RUSLI and NICK BILTON
Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter.

In Sliding Internet Stocks, Some Hear Echo of 2000

By DAVID STREITFELD and EVELYN M. RUSLI
Tech companies that were thought to be the foundation of a new Internet era declined this week.
Bits

It's Hard to Stay Friends With a Digital Exercise Monitor

By JENNA WORTHAM
A wearable exercise tracker sounds like a great incentive for physical fitness. But a reporter found frustration in the way it measured her daily activity.
SPORTS

Budapest Race Gave Formula One an Eastern Foothold

By BRAD SPURGEON
Started in 1986, the Hungarian Grand Prix gave the elite racing series a foothold in the Soviet bloc and also was at the forefront of a trend toward races in or near large cities.

Now Formula One Drivers Get Fine-Tuning, Too

By BRAD SPURGEON
A crucial area that has been overlooked until recently in Grand Prix racing is how to improve the performance of the driver's body and mind.

No Longer Unknown, Afghan Athlete Has Eyes on Gold

By ANGELA SHAH
Tall, fit and blessed with movie-star looks, Rohullah Nikpah is a welcome face for a nation synonymous with war.
U.S. NEWS

Nuns Weigh How to Respond to Vatican's Scathing Rebuke

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
American nuns gathering next week in St. Louis will decide whether to cooperate with three bishops appointed by the Vatican to supervise the overhaul of their organization.

In Texas, Arguing That Heat Can Be a Death Sentence for Prisoners

By MANNY FERNANDEZ
Prisoners' rights advocates believe that the lack of air-conditioning in most Texas state prisons puts inmates' lives at risk.

In Colorado, Remembering Lives That Were, and Might Have Been

By JACK HEALY
From Texas to Illinois and across Aurora, Colo., families and friends were gathering for funerals and memorials for the 12 people who were killed on July 20 at a Batman movie.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

Where's the Outrage?

By CHARLES M. BLOW
If the Democrats don't pay more attention, Big Money and new state laws may just help the Republicans run away with the election.
Op-Ed Contributor

Imagine a World Without AIDS

By DANIELLE OFRI
Twenty years ago, during the unrelenting devastation of AIDS, it was impossible to imagine the strides that would be made in making it manageable.
Editorial

The Long, Uphill Battle Against AIDS

With no cure or vaccine in sight, there are still ways to curb the epidemic so as to reach the ultimate goal of producing an "AIDS-free generation."

RTTNews Evening Market, Economic and Political News Summary

Commentary July 27, 2012
Stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading day on Friday, adding to the strong gains posted in the previous session. The markets benefited from some relatively upbeat U.S. economic data as well as the latest news out of Europe. (Jul 27, 2012) Full Article
Economic News
U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter of 2012, although the pace of growth during the quarter still exceeded economist estimates. According to figures released by the Commerce Department on Friday, U.S. gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.5 percent in the second quarter. While that marks a slowdown from the 2 percent growth posted for the first quarter, economists had forecast the pace of GDP growth to slow to 1.2 percent. (Jul 27, 2012) Full Article 
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by less than previously estimated in the month of July, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the consumer sentiment index for July was upwardly revised to 72.3 from the mid-month reading of 72.0. (Jul 27, 2012) Full Article 
Political News
The White House said Friday that new economic data that showed continued, albeit slow, growth in the U.S. economy was a positive sign but cautioned that more growth was needed. Alan Krueger, chairman of President Barack Obama's council of economic advisors, noted that the report, which showed gross domestic product growth slowing to 1.5 percent in the second quarter from 2 percent in the first, marked a full 12 quarters of positive economic growth. (Jul 27, 2012) Full Article 
President Barack Obama signed a bill to enhance security cooperation between the United States and Israel on Friday, ahead of Republican challenger Mitt Romney's trip to the U.S. ally on Sunday. "As many of you know, I have made it a top priority for my administration to deepen cooperation with Israel across the whole spectrum of security issues - intelligence, military, technology," the president said during the signing Friday. (Jul 27, 2012) Full Article