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NYT | Global Update March 31, 2013.: As Banks in Cyprus Falter, Other Tax Havens Step In

March 31, 2013 Compiled 20:45 GMT Global Update TOP NEWS As Banks in Cyprus Falter, Other Tax Havens Step In By ANDREW HIGGINS Cyprus is hardly the only safe harbor for the tax-averse. Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta and the Caymans are reminding those shaken by events in Cyprus that they remain open for business. Israel Begins Pumping Natural Gas From Offshore Field By ISABEL KERSHNER Israel moved closer to its goal of energy independence on Sunday after natural gas started flowing from the Tamar reservoir, which is expected to supply 50 to 80 percent of Israel's natural gas consumption needs over the next 10 years. China Releases New Measures to Restrict Housing Sales By DAVID BARBOZA Higher down payments, a 20 percent tax on sales and even a one-home limit for unmarried individuals are being implemented to avert a harmful bubble. Global Edition Home Page » Sunday Review Opinion

North Korea and South Korea Tensions "An In-Depth Situational Analysis", by The Australian.com.au, 30 March 2013

VIDEO: North and South Korea tensions NORTH Korea has announced it has entered a "state of war'' with South Korea and will deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly. "As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a joint statement attributed to all government bodies and institutions. "The long-standing situation of the Korean peninsula being neither at peace nor at war is finally over," said the statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), adding that any provocation would trigger a "full-scale conflict and a nuclear war". The two Koreas have always technically remained at war because the 1950-53 Korean War concluded with an armistice rather than a peace treaty. Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world-news/asia/glimpse-of-north-koreas-plan-of-attack-on-us/story-fnh81fz8-1226609165555#ixzz2P2Jz

Kenya court Upholds Kenyatt victor: BBC News 30 March 2013.

          Kenya court upholds Kenyatt victory Kenya's Supreme Court rules that the 4 March election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president was free and fair, rejecting a challenge from PM Raila Odinga. More details...

Guest Workers Are at Crux of Groups' Deal on Immigration. By Ashley Parker and Steven Greenhouse: NYT | Today's Headlines, 30 March 2013.

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