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Mar 31, 2013

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

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
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.
Sunday Review

Opinion

America the Innovative?

By EAMONN FINGLETON
As China becomes richer, is it destined to pass the United States as the world's most inventive nation?
Movies

Slide Show: Many Film Languages

Images of Hollywood actors in non-English films.
WORLD

A Wary Easter Weekend for Christians in Syria

By ANNE BARNARD
The holiday is infused with uncertainty for Syria's Christians, with many saying they fear not only the country's general chaos, but also the rise of religious intolerance.

Short of Money, Egypt Sees Crisis on Fuel and Food

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
The cash shortage is raising questions about Egypt's ability to keep importing wheat that is essential to the food supply, stirring fears of an economic catastrophe.

Egypt Orders Arrest of Satirist Over Skits on Islam and Morsi

By KAREEM FAHIM and MAYY EL SHEIKH
In the nine months since Mohamed Morsi became president, his government has been accused of employing the same harsh measures against dissent as did the previous leaders.
BUSINESS
Disruptions

The Child, the Tablet and the Developing Mind

By NICK BILTON
Though researchers still do not know what the future might hold for a generation raised with smartphones and tablets, they do know that that the brain is highly sensitive to such stimuli.

As Market Heats Up, Trading Slips Into Shadows

By NATHANIEL POPPER
More stock trades, about 40 percent on some days, are being conducted outside public exchanges.

We're One Big Team, So Run Those Stairs

By JED LIPINSKI
CrossFit, the workout fitness program, is viewed by some companies as a way to improve worker production and morale.
TECHNOLOGY
Slipstream

An American Quilt of Privacy Laws, Incomplete

By NATASHA SINGER
Europe and the United States are operating at far different speeds with respect to data privacy regulation. And that could be a stumbling block in future trade talks.

The Emily Posts of the Digital Age

By ALEX WILLIAMS
Young people "sick of the irony, rudeness and snark that is so prevalent in their online lives" are making a return to the world of manners.
Novelties

Freed From Its Cage, the Gentler Robot

By ANNE EISENBERG
New factory robots, designed to work and play well with others, no longer have to be fenced in to protect workers from accidents.
SPORTS

Scoring if There's Grass to Play On

By ROB HUGHES
Lionel Messi set a record, Claudio Pizarro hit four goals for Bayern Munich and Blerim Dzemaili scored three times for Napoli.
Soccer Roundup

Manchester United Closes In on English Title

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Manchester United relied on a first-half own goal by Titus Bramble to beat host Sunderland, 1-0, on Saturday.
N.H.L. Roundup

Penguins Cap 15-0 Month but Crosby Is Injured

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
After Sidney Crosby was injured by a deflected slap shot, the Penguins defeated the Islanders for their 15th straight victory.
U.S. NEWS

Anger Over Plan to Sell Site of Wounded Knee Massacre

By JOHN ELIGON
The location of an infamous massacre in 1890, and a violent standoff in 1973, has again become the subject of introspection and dispute.

High-Tech Means of Production Belies the Nostalgic Image of Maple Syrup

By JULIA SCOTT
Maple syrup conjures images of old-fashioned rural New England, but the reality is changing with the help of technology.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

Will Gays Be Punished for Success?

By MAUREEN DOWD
Once more, the Supremes are singing: You can't hurry love.
Op-Ed Columnist

Need a Job? Invent It

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more "innovation ready" than "college ready."
Op-Ed Columnist

Marriage Looks Different Now

By ROSS DOUTHAT
We're seeing a revolution with wider ripples than its supporters admit.