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NYT | Global Update (December 9, 2012): Fighting Drives an Old Sense of Peace From Damascus

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
December 9, 2012
Compiled 21:50 GMT

Global Update

TOP NEWS

Fighting Drives an Old Sense of Peace From Damascus

By an EMPLOYEE of THE NEW YORK TIMES in SYRIA and ANNE BARNARD
Through decades of repression, Syria's capital held on to an atmosphere of tranquility, but the proximity of recent clashes has left residents afraid to leave their neighborhoods.
News Analysis

Stage Is Set for Turmoil in Italy

By RACHEL DONADIO
Mario Monti's surprise announcement late Saturday that he would step down as prime minister raised the prospect of more upheaval for Europe's third-largest economy.

Morsi's Concessions Fail to Quiet His Opponents in Egypt

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
President Mohamed Morsi reportedly issued an order placing security over government institutions in the hands of the military until after a constitutional referendum on Saturday.
World

Video: Adoption Limbo

American families are struggling with long adoption delays in Guatemala.
Opinion

Latitude

Will Vote for Rupees

By HARTOSH SINGH BAL
India's sweeping new cash-transfer program for the poor is being implemented in a hurry -- probably ahead of the 2014 general election.
WORLD

Syrian Rebels Tied to Al Qaeda Play Key Role in War

By TIM ARANGO, ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD
The United States faces a challenge, as some of the best fighters in an uprising that it wants to support belong to a group that it considers a terrorist organization.

Backing Off Added Powers, Egypt's Leader Presses Vote

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt rescinded most of a temporary order elevating his authority but did not postpone a referendum on a draft constitution, a critical opposition demand.

Cuba's Free-Market Farm Experiment Yields a Meager Crop

By DAMIEN CAVE
Although the government has liberalized many aspects of agriculture, inefficiencies caused by central control mean that many Cubans are actually seeing less food at private markets.
BUSINESS
You for Sale

A Vault for Taking Charge of Your Online Life

By NATASHA SINGER
Reputation.com is building a business around helping people store personal data about themselves as a way to manage their online reputations.

As Recovery Inches Ahead, Banks Face a New Reckoning

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
The costs of a torrent of lawsuits could lower profits and hamper the economy's revival by weakening the banks' ability to lend just as the housing market is showing signs of life.
Slipstream

A Tumultuous Trip to Mobile App Transparency

By NATASHA SINGER
A panel, devising a way to tell consumers what data is being collected about them by mobile apps, has had a hard time getting along, let alone reaching an agreement.
TECHNOLOGY
Digital Domain

Billion-Dollar Flop: Air Force Stumbles on Software Plan

By RANDALL STROSS
An effort to modernize a logistics management system is canceled after six years and a cost of more than $1 billion.
The Boss

Out of Vietnam, and Back

By VU Q. LAM
Mr. Lam left Vietnam at 11 and eventually reached the United States; now, his company KMS Technology uses a new generation of Vietnamese software engineers.
Bits Blog

Why Apple Got a 'Made In U.S.A.' Bug

By QUENTIN HARDY
Apple's decision to make some of its computers in the United States shows how little assembly costs matter in the global computer market.
SPORTS

A Day for the Reds in the Manchester Derby

By ROB HUGHES
It was a tumultuous soccer match in Manchester on Sunday, settled by a winning goal in stoppage time that gave United a 3-2 victory on City's turf.

When Referees Err, No Divine Solution

By ROB HUGHES
Two games this weekend -- one in Germany, the other in England -- saw questionable refereeing decisions affect the final outcome.

Racetrack Drugs Put Europe Off U.S. Horse Meat

By JOE DRAPE
European officials have warned Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses that the meat of American racehorses may be too toxic to eat safely because of repeated drug injections.
U.S. NEWS

Breathing Life, and Art, Into a Downtrodden Neighborhood

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
Once a forlorn slab in one of Miami's roughest sections, the Wynwood community is being transformed into a destination for art and culture by the people who helped reshape SoHo and South Beach.

Worry Tempers Joy Over Gay Marriage's Moment in Court

By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage discussed the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court's decision to hear two cases relating to the issue.

Land Routes Blocked, Smuggling Rises Sharply on California Coast

By IAN LOVETT
As security along the Mexican border has tightened, the waters off Southern California have been teeming with smugglers, as drug cartels seek new avenues to move illicit cargo into the United States.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributors

After the Nobel Peace Prize

By DAVID MILIBAND and NICOLAI WAMMEN
At a time when we face so many difficulties, the European project must be bolstered - not abandoned.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Full Israeli Experience

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
In a neighborhood where there is no mercy for the weak, how should we expect Israel to act?
Op-Ed Columnist

A Lost Civilization

By MAUREEN DOWD
The Republican tribe is being wiped out, and not by plague, drought or Conquistadors.