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Nov 10, 2012

NYT Global Update -November 10, 2012-: A Brilliant Career With a Meteoric Rise and an Abrupt Fall

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
November 10, 2012
Compiled 21:45 GMT

Global Update



A Brilliant Career With a Meteoric Rise and an Abrupt Fall

By SCOTT SHANE, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and PETER BAKER.
Before he resigned Friday as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus had seemed all but indestructible.

Woman Linked to Petraeus Is a West Point Graduate and Lifelong High Achiever

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Paula Broadwell, who had an affair with the director of the C.I.A., holds a graduate degree from Harvard, and was a fitness champion at West Point, as well as a model for a machine gun manufacturer.
Multimedia

Lens Blog

Pumping Up the Visual Volume

By DAVID GONZALEZ
There is nothing wishy-washy about Hiroyuki Ito's street photography. His stark black and white street scenes are full of rhythm and flow - just like the music he listens to on his jaunts about town.
Opinion

Latitude

The Drugs of War

By HUMA YUSUF
Drug trafficking in Pakistan is, like terrorism, a devastating fallout of the conflict in Afghanistan.
WORLD

At Soldier's Hearing, Grisly Descriptions of Chaos and Horror

By KIRK JOHNSON
Afghan witnesses testified by video to a hearing at a base in Washington State in the case against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 civilians in Kandahar Province.

Israelis and Palestinians Trade Gaza Fire

By FARES AKRAM and ISABEL KERSHNER
Israeli troops killed two civilians and wounded at least 25 after an explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on Israel's border with Gaza, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

27 Inmates Killed in Sri Lanka Prison Shootout

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A shootout between prisoners and security forces at a prison in Sri Lanka's capital killed at least 27 inmates, while police said Saturday that they arrested five prisoners who had managed to escape.
BUSINESS
DealBook

In Unusual Move, the Delaware Supreme Court Rebukes a Judge

By PETER LATTMAN
Leo E. Strine Jr., the chief judge of the Delaware Court of Chancery, is known for his colorful opinions. But this week, Delaware's highest court said he was out of bounds.

Hurricane Sandy and the Disaster-Preparedness Economy

By ANDREW MARTIN
Disaster-preparedness capitalism may have begun in the cold war. But it grows with every hurricane, as consumers clamor for generators, kerosene heaters, industrial fans and other products.

A-Listers, Meet Your Online Megaphone

By BROOKS BARNES
Oliver Luckett and his social media start-up, theAudience, offer celebrities a chance to build armies of fans across the likes of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.
TECHNOLOGY
Bits Blog

Google Is Blocked in China as Party Congress Begins

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
Google services, including its search engine, Gmail and Maps, were inaccessible in China on Friday night and into Saturday as the 18th Communist Party Congress gets under way.
Bits Blog

On Twitter, Steve Jobs Is Immortal

By QUENTIN HARDY
Steve Jobs is represented in a lot of parodies, rants, marketing hooks and memorials in the form of Twitter accounts under variations of his name.
Bits Blog

Readers Respond: Password Hygiene and Headaches

By NICOLE PERLROTH
An article about creating hard-to-crack passwords generated a wide range of responses, including some more good tips.
SPORTS
On Golf

The Young and the Restless

By KAREN CROUSE
Several trends in the golf world converged on the 18th green at Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand last Sunday when Guan Tianlang's final five-foot par attempt disappeared into the hole.

Bjorn Leads Singapore Open by One Stroke

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thomas Bjorn of Denmark held a one-stroke advantage over Chris Wood of Britain in the rain-delayed tournament before play was halted because of darkness.

East Asia vs. West Asia, on and Off the Field

By JOHN DUERDEN
Clubs from South Korea and Saudi Arabia will play Saturday for the Asian Champions League title. The game comes as the continent's soccer leaders look to close longstanding divisions.
U.S. NEWS
Political Memo

With Digital Trail, an End To the Hushed Affair

By MICHAEL WINES
David Petraeus's affair is but the most recent in an embarrassment of political scandals that lately have spilled into public view.

U.S. Extends a Deadline for States on Coverage

By ROBERT PEAR
The Obama administration announced Friday that it would extend the deadline for states to submit their plans for health insurance exchanges.

California Democrats Likely to Win Supermajority

By NORIMITSU ONISHI
While votes were still being counted in two tight races, California Democratic officials talked about a new era that would effectively bring one-party rule to the nation's largest state.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

The Party of Work

By DAVID BROOKS
Republicans might rebuild by first listening to those who have come to this land with the very hopes conservatives should want to affirm.
Op-Ed Columnist

Let's Not Make a Deal

By PAUL KRUGMAN
President Obama should hang tough and hold his ground even at the cost of letting his opponents inflict damage on a still-shaky economy.
China Changes Leaders

Meritocracy Versus Democracy

By ZHANG WEIWEI
A Chinese professor argues that China's meritocracy has advantages over Western democracy.

NYT Breaking News -November 10, 2012-: F.B.I. Said to Have Stumbled Into News of Petraeus Affair

Breaking News
The New York Times
Saturday, November 10, 2012
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F.B.I. Said to Have Stumbled Into News of Petraeus Affair

The F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director began with a complaint several months ago about “harassing” e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus’s biographer, to an unidentified third person, a government official briefed on the case said Saturday.

When F.B.I. agents following up on the complaint began to examine Ms. Broadwell’s e-mails, they discovered exchanges between her and Mr. Petraeus that revealed that they were having an affair, said the official, who spoke of the investigation on the condition of anonymity.

The person who complained about harassing messages from Ms. Broadwell, according to the official, was not a family member or a government official. One Congressional official who was briefed on the matter said senior intelligence officials had explained that the F.B.I. investigation “started with two women.”

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