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Chemical Arms Inspectors Say Syria Has Destroyed All Declared Sites

By ALAN COWELL

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Syria had met an important deadline. But the government still has 1,290 metric tons of chemical weapons it must destroy by mid-2014.
Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday.
Tap on Merkel Provides Peek at Vast Spy Net

By MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID E. SANGER

The National Security Agency's monitoring is not limited to politicians like Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany - it also includes party leaders and aides, and it's all part of efforts to gain an edge over other nations.
Snowden's Lawyer Says He Has a New Job in Russia



By STEVEN LEE MYERS

The lawyer said Mr. Snowden would start work Friday at a major internet company in Russia, but the assertion could not be verified. 


Editors' Picks

OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor

Young, Restless and Indian

By SIDDHARTH DHANVANT SHANGHVI

I'm told I'm part of India's powerful ruling class that says in public, "Actually, get four bottles of that red."

TECHNOLOGY

Video Video: App Smart: Music Games
Highlights of game apps with a strong musical component, as reviewed by The Times's Kit Eaton.

World
N.S.A. Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad

By CHARLIE SAVAGE, CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and NICOLE PERLROTH

Unbeknown to Google and Yahoo, the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have tapped into the search engines abroad, where data collection faces less oversight.
Australia Participated in N.S.A. Program, Document Says

By JANE PERLEZ

Australia has used its Asian embassies to collect data on China, Indonesia and other countries, according to a document leaked by Edward J. Snowden.
Alexandra Harris, one of 30 people from a Greenpeace ship who are being detained by Russia.
Activists Feel Powerful Wrath as Russia Guards Its Arctic Claims

By STEVEN LEE MYERS

The detained crew of a Greenpeace ship appears to have grossly underestimated Russia's readiness to assert - and expand - its sovereignty in an Arctic region potentially rich with natural resources.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World

Business
Jose Manuel Abel, 47, left his family behind in Spain last year and moved to Germany in search of work, arriving in Munich with just 250 euros in his pocket. A year later, he has found a permanent job in a fruit and vegetable warehouse and hopes that his family will be able to join him in Munich in the near future.
Jobless Rate in Euro Zone Stays at Record

By JACK EWING

In a sign of weak growth, a slower than expected rise in inflation could put pressure on European officials to further stimulate the economy.
F.A.A. Allows Use of Electronic Devices Throughout Flights

By MATTHEW L. WALD

The Federal Aviation Administration's change, expected before year-end, will allow passengers on most flights to use tablets, MP3 players and other personal electronic devices.
Profit Margins Squeeze Exxon Mobil and Shell

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and STANLEY REED

Weak margins in refining hurt results at the largest European and American oil companies.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business

Technology
No U.S. Action, So States Move on Privacy Law

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Lawmakers in 10 states have passed more than two dozen privacy laws this year on phone tracking, the use of drones and other topics, as support for limits on surveillance has grown.
. N.S.A. Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad
Updating Android, Google Announces New Nexus Phone

Bits Blog

Updating Android, Google Announces New Nexus Phone

By NICK BILTON

The company showed off an updated version of its mobile operating system, as well as a larger smartphone called the Nexus 5.
Jeremy Allaire of Circle Internet Financial, which promotes bitcoin for retail use.
Bitcoin Pursues the Mainstream

By NICK WINGFIELD

Advocates of the digital currency bitcoin say it is ready to emerge from its fringe status and become a common method of retail payment.
. Interactive An Abridged History of Bitcoin 
Editors' Picks

OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor

Young, Restless and Indian

By SIDDHARTH DHANVANT SHANGHVI

I'm told I'm part of India's powerful ruling class that says in public, "Actually, get four bottles of that red."

TECHNOLOGY

Video Video: App Smart: Music Games
Highlights of game apps with a strong musical component, as reviewed by The Times's Kit Eaton.

World
N.S.A. Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad

By CHARLIE SAVAGE, CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and NICOLE PERLROTH

Unbeknown to Google and Yahoo, the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have tapped into the search engines abroad, where data collection faces less oversight.
Australia Participated in N.S.A. Program, Document Says

By JANE PERLEZ

Australia has used its Asian embassies to collect data on China, Indonesia and other countries, according to a document leaked by Edward J. Snowden.
Alexandra Harris, one of 30 people from a Greenpeace ship who are being detained by Russia.
Activists Feel Powerful Wrath as Russia Guards Its Arctic Claims

By STEVEN LEE MYERS

The detained crew of a Greenpeace ship appears to have grossly underestimated Russia's readiness to assert - and expand - its sovereignty in an Arctic region potentially rich with natural resources.
Business
Jose Manuel Abel, 47, left his family behind in Spain last year and moved to Germany in search of work, arriving in Munich with just 250 euros in his pocket. A year later, he has found a permanent job in a fruit and vegetable warehouse and hopes that his family will be able to join him in Munich in the near future.
Jobless Rate in Euro Zone Stays at Record

By JACK EWING

In a sign of weak growth, a slower than expected rise in inflation could put pressure on European officials to further stimulate the economy.
F.A.A. Allows Use of Electronic Devices Throughout Flights

By MATTHEW L. WALD

The Federal Aviation Administration's change, expected before year-end, will allow passengers on most flights to use tablets, MP3 players and other personal electronic devices.
Profit Margins Squeeze Exxon Mobil and Shell

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and STANLEY REED

Weak margins in refining hurt results at the largest European and American oil companies.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business

Technology
No U.S. Action, So States Move on Privacy Law

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Lawmakers in 10 states have passed more than two dozen privacy laws this year on phone tracking, the use of drones and other topics, as support for limits on surveillance has grown.
. N.S.A. Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad
Updating Android, Google Announces New Nexus Phone

Bits Blog

Updating Android, Google Announces New Nexus Phone

By NICK BILTON

The company showed off an updated version of its mobile operating system, as well as a larger smartphone called the Nexus 5.
Jeremy Allaire of Circle Internet Financial, which promotes bitcoin for retail use.
Bitcoin Pursues the Mainstream

By NICK WINGFIELD

Advocates of the digital currency bitcoin say it is ready to emerge from its fringe status and become a common method of retail payment.
. Interactive An Abridged History of Bitcoin  
Sports
McLaren, Mercedes and Lotus still are battling for second place in the teams' championship, and the bottom three  teams - Williams, Marussia and Caterham - are  fighting it out for 10th place.
The Formula One Race Is Still On

By BRAD SPURGEON

Although Sebastian Vettel and the Red Bull team have taken the Formula One titles, there is still plenty of tension in the teams' race for second place, and also for 10th.
The circuit in Abu Dhabi was built in 30 months on a man-made island, by 15,000 workers at a cost of $400 million.
Sunlight to Darkness, Abu Dhabi Circuit Breeds Success

By BRAD SPURGEON

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has improved every year since its furst running in 2009, while many other new venues have faded or been dropped from the calendar.
A 'Tricky and Technical' Track at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

By BRAD SPURGEON

Although the Yas Marina Circuit, where the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place this weekend, appears to be a flowing, fast, rolling circuit, it is anything but.
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports
U.S. News
Contrite White House Spurns Health Law's Critics

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ROBERT PEAR

While the secretary of health and human services apologized profusely for the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama traveled to Massachusetts to offer a forceful defense of the law.
. Video  Video: Obama Defends the Health Care Law
. Graphic Why Some People Can't Keep Their Plans
At Stanford this month, Jeremy Dean showed graduate students how to use Rap Genius to teach the classics in the digital age.
As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry

By TAMAR LEWIN

With the growing money and attention devoted to science and technology, university administrators are concerned that the humanities are being eclipsed.
Nora Fowler of Tuba City, Ariz., reviewing the Book of Mormon, accompanied by church elders. Her family has not regularly attended church in years.
Some Find Path to Navajo Roots Through Mormon Church

By FERNANDA SANTOS

Seeking to escape the dysfunction and despair of reservation life, some Navajos are turning to the Mormons for spiritual solace and stability.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US
Opinion

Op-Ed | Enrique Krauze

Mexico's Theology of Oil

By ENRIQUE KRAUZE

A bill to open the state-run oil industry to competition troubles many Mexicans -- but it is the right move to make.
Roger Cohen

Op-Ed Columnist

A Journalist With a Mission

By ROGER COHEN

Glenn Greenwald believes that he faces possible arrest if he returns to the United States but is unbowed.
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Op-Ed Contributor

Young, Restless and Indian

By SIDDHARTH DHANVANT SHANGHVI

I'm told I'm part of India's powerful ruling class that says in public, "Actually, get four bottles of that red."

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