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Mar 8, 2013

After U.N. Vote on Sanctions, 2 Koreas Ratchet Up Threats: NYT | Global Update March 8, 2013.

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
March 8, 2013
Compiled 21:45 GMT

Global Update

TOP NEWS

After U.N. Vote on Sanctions, 2 Koreas Ratchet Up Threats

By CHOE SANG-HUN and RICK GLADSTONE
North Korea responded angrily to a decision to impose tightened sanctions, saying it was nullifying all nonaggression agreements with South Korea.

Vote Count Leader in Kenya Faces U.S. With Tough Choices

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The Obama administration has signaled its disfavor for Uhuru Kenyatta, accused of heinous crimes, who was ahead in presidential balloting. But rejecting him could harm ties to a vital ally.

Bin Laden Relative Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Case

By MARC SANTORA and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who was once a spokesman for Al Qaeda, was charged in Manhattan with conspiring to kill Americans.
Arts

Video: The Sweet Spot | Let's Go to the Movies

In this week's episode, A. O. Scott and David Carr talk about the ups and downs of experiencing films in a theater ... enjoy the popcorn, mind your manners and please share the armrest.
Opinion

Latitude

The Unequal Time Rule

By HUMA YUSUF
Some sectarian attacks in Pakistan get media attention, others don't, and the difference means getting a political reaction, or not.
WORLD

Alliances and Absences Felt at Chávez Funeral

By WILLIAM NEUMAN
The funeral was a stunning display of the political alliances that President Hugo Chávez assembled while in power, including some of those with a history of difficult relations with Washington.

Debating Chávez's Legacy

By WILLIAM NEUMAN
While poverty went down significantly during Hugo Chávez's years as president, Venezuela had one of the lowest rates of economic growth in the region during that time.

Cardinals' Balloting for a New Pope Will Start on Tuesday

By DANIEL J. WAKIN and ALAN COWELL
The princes of the Roman Catholic Church chose March 12 to begin secret voting for a successor to Benedict XVI, who set the transition in motion by resigning the papacy.
BUSINESS

Unemployment at 4-Year Low as U.S. Hiring Gains Steam

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
The economy created jobs at a surprisingly fast pace in February, adding 236,000 positions across a broad range of sectors, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, its lowest level since December 2008.
Economix Blog

Despite Jobs Gains, Austerity Takes Toll

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
Forecasters expect austerity, in the form of federal spending cuts and tax increases, to take a bite out of employment growth.

Johnson & Johnson Must Pay in First Hip-Implant Case

By BARRY MEIER
A Los Angeles jury ordered the company to pay $8.3 million in damages but said it did not act with fraud or malice in its marketing of the device.
TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Shows Off New Home Page Design, Including Bigger Pictures

By SOMINI SENGUPTA
Mark Zuckerberg described the social network's new look for its News Feed as a "personalized newspaper" that allows users to choose the topics they're most interested in.

At an Annual Tech Show, It's Hardware's Turn in the Spotlight

By JENNA WORTHAM
Thanks to 3-D printers and online sources of financing, the South by Southwest conference features an unusual number of new devices this year.
Critic's Notebook

Gridlock Plagues the New Online-Only SimCity

By STEPHEN TOTILO
Electronic Arts's new SimCity requires an online connection, even for the private single-player mode, and so far this week its servers haven't been up to the task.
SPORTS

A Tight Pack Heads Back to the Track

By BRAD SPURGEON
As Formula One teams prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 17, winter testing of the cars set the stage for a season that might be as close and exciting as the last three.

Sizing Up Prospects for Teams and Drivers

By BRAD SPURGEON
A look at the 11 teams and 22 drivers who will line up on the grid on March 17 for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

McIlroy Struggles, but Woods Soars at Doral

By KAREN CROUSE
In a grouping of the top three players in the world, only Tiger Woods posted a luminous score in the first round of the World Golf Championship event. Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald struggled.
U.S. NEWS

New Mexico Seeks to Ban Alcohol Sales to D.W.I. Convicts

By DAN FROSCH
A proposal would bar New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving, who already have to breathe into a device to start their ignitions, from buying alcohol.

South Dakota Law Will Allow Guns in Classrooms

By JOHN ELIGON
Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Friday signed into law a bill that is believed to be the first in the nation to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

Philadelphia Officials Vote to Close 23 Schools

By JON HURDLE
The closings are part of a plan by the school district to erase a huge budget deficit and reduce the number of underused schools.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

What the Tsunami Left Behind

By KUMIKO MAKIHARA
The hulk of a building, the hull of a ship, a "miracle" pine tree? Japan debates what to preserve as memorials of the tragedy.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Market Speaks

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Yes, the Dow Jones industrial average has been setting new records this week, but the message from the markets is actually not a happy one.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Orthodox Surge

By DAVID BROOKS
A thriving Jewish counterculture prompts reflections on collective commitments in the modern age.

Gold war between East and West will be beyond volatile, Sinclair says: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH March 8, 2013

Gold war between East and West will be beyond volatile, Sinclair says

Submitted by cpowell on 11:03AM ET Friday, March 8, 2013. Section: Daily Dispatches
2p ET Friday, March 8, 2013
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Forget holding on to you hats -- just try holding on to your back sides as volatility in gold increases to daily swings of as much as $1,000, mining entrepreneur and gold trader Jim Sinclair tells King World News today. Gold, Sinclair says, is moving back into the international monetary system and will be the center of a tug of war between East and West. An excerpt from the interview is posted at the King World News blog here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Hopes, Maybe Misguided, That Food Will Breed Productivity in Capital: NYT | Politics March 8, 2013.




Senators on Wednesday at the Jefferson Hotel, where they had a friendly dinner and discussion with President Obama.

Hopes, Maybe Misguided, That Food Will Breed Productivity in Capital

People who study presidents' relationships with Congress say efforts to win hearts don't often change minds.
The Caucus

Democrats Cry Foul Over Wednesday's Other Filibuster

The filibuster of a nomination to the federal court of appeals has the potential to renew a feud over rules governing filibusters and how the Senate handles high-level judicial nominations.

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More Politics

Senator John McCain, right, on Thursday with Senator Rand Paul, whom he had accused of

A Senator's Stand on Drones Scrambles Partisan Lines

Senator Rand Paul's filibuster won praise from the Tea Party movement and civil-liberties-minded liberals, but two prominent fellow Republicans accused him of scaremongering.
Henry R. Muñoz III at his home in San Antonio with a framed protest sign he carried as a child.

Latinos Gain Political Muscle, and Fund-Raisers Show How

A new generation of Latino leaders - highly educated, sophisticated and rich - is tapping into Hispanics as a fund-raising pool to influence elections and policy.
White House Memo

A Budget Delayed, to Little G.O.P. Sympathy

Though serial fiscal crises have helped push President Obama's budget plan well past a deadline, Republicans are demanding quick action.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel departed from Manas Air Force Base in Kyrgyzstan on his way to Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday.

New Defense Chief Visits 'Reality of Combat' in Afghanistan

In his first overseas trip as defense secretary, Chuck Hagel landed Friday in Afghanistan, where 66,000 American troops continue to experience what he described as "the heat of battle."

The Caucus

The Caucus

Energy and Climate on the White House Agenda

President Obama hosted a casual off-the-record meeting with a diverse group of energy and climate change experts at the White House on Thursday evening, officials and participants said.
The Caucus

The Obamas Hosted the Clintons at the White House

President Obama and Michelle Obama, the first lady, had their first double date with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, over dinner at the White House last Friday.
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Multimedia

Video: Deployed, but Still Voting
In Kabul, Afghanistan, troops have begun absentee voting for the 2012 Presidential Election.
Video: Guns and Congress
The Times's Mike McIntire on the close relationship between members of Congress and a sportsmen's charity pushing gun rights.
Video: Gun Legislation
The Times's Jennifer Steinhauer reports from Capitol Hill, where new gun measures leave all sides disappointed.
Video: Spending Cuts Begin
The Times's Michael D. Shear on how federal cuts in connection with the sequester will unfold.
Graphic: Looking Ahead to the 2014 Senate Races
The seats up for election next year, and the outlook for several key races.
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