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Sep 7, 2013

NYT | Global Update September 06, 2013: Europe Says Syria Strike Should Hinge On U.N. Data .

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
September 7, 2013
Compiled 20:45 GMT

Global Update

TOP NEWS

Europe Says Syria Strike Should Hinge On U.N. Data

By MICHAEL R. GORDON
The top foreign policy official for the European Union endorsed the French decision to wait until United Nations inspectors submitted their report on an Aug. 21 chemical attack, even though the results might be "preliminary."

Tokyo Wins Bid for 2020 Olympics

By JERÉ LONGMAN
Tokyo was selected Saturday to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, beating out Istanbul and Madrid in a major victory for a country still recovering from a nuclear plant meltdown.

In Egypt, a Welcome for Refugees Turns Bitter

By SARAH MOUSA and KAREEM FAHIM
Syrians, along with other foreigners, were made scapegoats as the military took power and warned of external plots to destabilize Egypt, unleashing a suffocating xenophobia in the news media and on the streets.
Sports

Video: Visions of Venus

Venus Williams reflects on the various outfits that she has worn over the years at the U.S. Open.
Sunday Review

News Analysis

The Hands-Tied Presidency

By SAM TANENHAUS
What if the cause of weak executive power is structural and institutional?
WORLD

Australian Labor Party Is Dealt Sharp Blow in Vote, Ending 6 Years in Power

By MATT SIEGEL
The vote ends six tumultuous years of leadership and ushers into power a strong conservative Liberal-National coalition.

Obama Falls Short on Wider Backing for Syria Attack

By PETER BAKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS
President Obama emerged from the Group of 20 summit meeting with a few international supporters, but other leaders urged him not to attack without United Nations backing.
Memo From Europe

A Weapon Seen as Too Horrible, Even in War

By STEVEN ERLANGER
Chemical weapons have caused only a small fraction of the deaths in Syria's civil war, but the response they have provoked echoes that from wars around the world during the 20th century.
BUSINESS

Greek Prime Minister Says Positive Economic Data Points to Austerity Easing

By NIKI KITSANTONIS
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the Greek economy had the smallest contraction since 2010 and the improvement was largely due to a strong rebound in tourism.

At Virgin America, a Fine Line Between Pizazz and Profit

By MATT RICHTEL
An airline whose sleek style rates highly with its passengers is still struggling to make money for its investors.

China Looks West as It Bolsters Regional Ties

By JANE PERLEZ
President Xi Jinping of China referred to Kazakhstan as an increasingly important energy supplier for China and an anchor for its new "marching westwards" policy.
TECHNOLOGY

Legislation Seeks to Bar N.S.A. Tactic in Encryption

By SCOTT SHANE and NICOLE PERLROTH
A congressman's proposal would prohibit the agency from installing "back doors" into encryption, the electronic scrambling that protects e-mail and other communications.
Novelties

Preflight Turbulence for Commercial Drones

By ANNE EISENBERG
Though drones operated by businesses won't be in wide use until 2015, some lawmakers and others are already moving to restrict them.

Booker to End Association With Start-Up He Founded

By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
His association with the Internet firm Waywire had become an embarrassment for Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark even as he seemed poised to capture a Senate seat in a special election.
SPORTS

Shots Fired to the Body Often Engender Shrugs Instead of Spats

By STUART MILLER
Body shots have long been a common practice in tennis. But they seem to have become more controversial or at least more commented upon lately.

Unrest Behind the Dream Car

By JOHN F. BURNS
With the approach of the Monza race, Ferrari officials acknowledge, there has been the annual round of fractiousness among engineers, racing team officials and executives.
Soccer Roundup

Mexico's Coach Is Dismissed After Home Loss to Honduras

By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Mexico fired the coach of its national soccer team after Friday night's home loss to Honduras in World Cup qualifying.
U.S. NEWS

Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity

By JODI KANTOR
An aggressive program intended to foster female success brought improvements, but also resentment and uncertainty.

House Republicans in California Find a Struggle on Immigration

By JENNIFER MEDINA
Representing districts full of Latino voters who support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, some G.O.P. congressmen in California are rejecting the party line.
Unboxed

More Data Can Mean Less Guessing About the Economy

By STEVE LOHR
The ever-expanding ways to track behavior online could produce much more accurate economic forecasts - and more informed policy-making.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Putin Takes Center Stage on Syria

By DMITRI TRENIN
The Russian leader sets off a critical debate on U.S. foreign policy at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg.
Editorial

Can Mr. Obama Avoid Mission Creep?

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The president hasn't explained what "limited" military action would mean in Syria.
Op-Ed Columnist

Remembering All the Children

By CHARLES M. BLOW
The slaughter of innocents in Syria is horrific, but what about the kids who die every day away from the media spotlight?

NYT | ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS: More Data Mean Less Guessin About the Economy.

The New York Times | MY ALERTS

FGC BOLSA- FGC FIN

Compiled: September 7, 2013 02:37:42 PM

Unboxed

More Data Can Mean Less Guessing About the Economy
The ever-expanding ways to track behavior online could produce much more accurate economic forecasts — and more informed policy-making.

Gerald Celente Interviews: Gerald Celente - Alex Jones Show - September 6, 2013 |

The Telegraph Front Page P.M. September 07, 2013: Tony Abbott to be new Australian prime minster after 'landslide win':





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Saturday, September 07, 2013
   
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Tony Abbott to be new Australian prime minster after 'landslide win'

News   Incumbent Kevin Rudd concedes defeat after preliminary results indicate decisive victory for conservative Tony Abbott.

Obama urges Congress not to turn 'a blind eye' to Syria

Simon Cowell named on secret 'bluechip hacking' list

Paul Hollywood: the secret to my dad's great bread

Rodman: Kim Jong-un 'wants to change things'
 
sport

England will go to Ukraine to win, says Walcott

Sport   Theo Walcott insists there is no chance of England playing for a draw in Ukraine on Tuesday.

Bale: Champions League not a factor

Fellaini: United can retain title

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gibbs eye title

Macedonia 2 Wales 1

Finance

Corruption found in BP Gulf of Mexico settlement programme

Finance   Senior staff working for the body responsible for paying out compensation claims linked to BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement engaged in "...

GSK mulling China withdrawal despite talks to resolve probe

US porn industry shutdown blamed for skewing disappointing jobs data

Verizon investor tries to derail Vodafone deal

Osborne hails G20 agreement on tax
 
comment

Charles Moore : What next for our small island's Armed Forces?

Graeme Archer : Brown is right about the Union - for all the wrong reasons

Geoffrey Lean : Irish Lilliputs square up to fight British wind giants
 
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NYT | Today's Top Headlines September 07, 2013: Obama Falls Short on Wider Backing for Syria Attack.


Today's Headlines

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Top News
A destroyed street in Deir al-Zour, in eastern Syria. President Obama and world leaders remain divided on the conflict.
Obama Falls Short on Wider Backing for Syria Attack

By PETER BAKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS

President Obama emerged from the Group of 20 summit meeting with a few international supporters, but other leaders urged him not to attack without United Nations backing.
Victims of what is considered the largest chemical warfare attack ever directed at civilians, by Iraq around Halabja in 1988.

Memo From Europe

A Weapon Seen as Too Horrible, Even in War

By STEVEN ERLANGER

Chemical weapons have caused only a small fraction of the deaths in Syria's civil war, but they have provoked widespread outrage.
Job seekers at a Target store in San Francisco last month. The economy added 169,00 jobs in August, many in low-wage sector jobs like retail and food services.
Soft Jobs Data Not Expected to Deter Fed

By CATHERINE RAMPELL

The Labor Department's snapshot of the job market in August had several discouraging details underneath a relatively average gain of 169,000 jobs.
. Interactive Fed Taper Tracker
Editors' Picks

N.Y. / REGION | Interactive Feature

The Voting Blocs of New York City

By FORD FESSENDEN and JOSH KELLER

A guide to the groups that are likely to wield the most influence in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary.

OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor

Alimony for Your Eggs

By SARAH ELIZABETH RICHARDS

Should divorce settlements include money for fertility treatments?

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"The school feels like it's back."
ANDREW MCCLEAN, a recent graduate of Florida A&M, on how the return of the marching band has raised morale at the university.
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World
Hussam Isber, a father of four from Homs, held his daughter in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Shelling forced his already displaced family out of Nabak in Syria.
Crossing Deadly Landscapes, Syrians Reach Havens in Lebanon

By ANNE BARNARD

Families keep making the journey out of Syria to escape government forces, Islamist-ruled rebel areas, and now possible American missile strikes.
Liaqat Ali Shah, center, in his house in Lolab Valley, Kashmir, is one of hundreds of fighters trained in Pakistan-controlled territory who have returned home.
Homesick Militants Are Offered a Way Back to Kashmir

By GARDINER HARRIS

Drawn by an attachment to India-controlled Kashmir, former militants have filed applications in order to return home from Pakistan-controlled territory.
Iran Ruling In Europe Draws Anger From U.S.

By JAMES KANTER

The United States imposes new restrictions just as a European Union court rules that the bloc wrongly imposed sanctions against seven Iranian companies.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »

U.S.
The Marching 100 of Florida A & M University practiced into the night on Thursday at the campus in Tallahassee.
A University Band, Chastened by Hazing, Makes Its Return

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

A marching band tainted by hazing prepares for its comeback after a suspension and period of soul-searching.
Joyce G. Barr, 59, of Marion, is one of several hundred thousand South Carolinians left without adequate health insurance.
Insurance Rolls to Rise in State Fighting Plan

By ROBERT PEAR

South Carolina's refusal to expand Medicaid under the new health care law leaves several hundred thousand without insurance, but state officials say the reality is more complex.
Legislation proposed by Representative Rush D. Holt Jr., Democrat of New Jersey, would eliminate much of the escalation in the government's spying powers undertaken since 2001.
Legislation Seeks to Bar N.S.A. Tactic in Encryption

By SCOTT SHANE and NICOLE PERLROTH

A congressman's proposal would prohibit the agency from installing "back doors" into encryption, the electronic scrambling that protects e-mail and other communications.
. N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »


Politics
President Obama met with his national security advisers in the White House's Situation Room to discuss strategy in Syria on Saturday.

Listening Post

Photos Tell a Tale of Anguished Deliberations

By MARK LANDLER

In the images of tense meetings in Washington, the faces and body language of the president's advisers offer a guide to their conflicting opinions on Syria.
At a town hall meeting in Midwest City, Okla., Representative Tom Cole listened as Steve Byas questioned President Obama's assertion that he has constitutional authority to strike on his own.
House Republicans Say Voters Oppose Intervention

By JOHN HARWOOD and JONATHAN WEISMAN

Fewer than a dozen House Republicans have publicly said they would back President Obama on a military strike, making the White House climb to a House majority steep.
. The Caucus: 10 Questions for Tom Cole
Envoy Says Syria Inaction Would Give 'Green Light to Outrages'

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Samantha Power, President Obama's new envoy to the United Nations, warned that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria had barely put a dent in his chemical weapons stockpile.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »

Business
Pescaszie Mukauruziga works at Sea-Tac Airport, where groups seek a minimum wage of $15.

Reworking Labor

A.F.L.-C.I.O. Has Plan to Add Millions of Nonunion Members

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Richard Trumka, the labor federation's president, says a broad coalition could help restore the labor movement's clout.
. VW and Its Workers Explore a Union at a Tennessee Plant
The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., builds Passats.
VW and Its Workers Explore a Union at a Tennessee Plant

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Volkswagen is working with the United Automobile Workers at its Chattanooga plant on how to unionize the plant and create a German-style works council there, the president of the labor union said.
Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS, has been pushing cable providers to pay broadcasters the same way that they pay cable networks.
Bold Play by CBS Fortifies Broadcasters

By BILL CARTER

CBS and its chief, Les Moonves, have given the broadcast world a shot in the arm by pushing distributors to pay broadcasters just as they do cable networks.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology
Yahoo's transparency report detailed the number of requests for data on users over the first six months of 2013.

Bits Blog

Yahoo Releases Its First Government Transparency Report

By NICK BILTON

Yahoo's first government transparency report shows that government agencies in several countries filed data requests, but the most by far came from American agencies.
. Graphic  Graphic: A Barrage of Data Requests
A federal judge found that Apple colluded with publishers to thwart Amazon.com on e-books before the iPad's introduction.
Judge Sets Restrictions for Apple on E-Books

By JULIE BOSMAN

Apple will face restrictions in its agreements with publishers, but not the extensive government oversight sought by the Justice Department.
Shabab militants in 2011. The group has used Twitter to communicate swiftly and seamlessly beyond the borders of Somalia .
Twitter Suspends Somali Militants' Account, Cutting a Link to the Wider World

By NICHOLAS KULISH

The suspension is the second this year for the Shabab militant group, but there appeared to be little standing in the way of the group's starting a new account.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »

Sports
Richard Gasquet is a U.S. Open semifinalist for the first time.

On Tennis

Gasquet, a Former Child Prodigy, Grows Into His Talent

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

Richard Gasquet, who graced the cover of France's Tennis Magazine at age 9, will play a familiar opponent in Rafael Nadal in the semifinals on Saturday.
Johnny Acosta, right, scored for Costa Rica, which ended the United States' 12-game winning streak.

Costa Rica 3, United States 1

Streak Ends for U.S. in Qualifying Match

By ANDREW KEH

The United States players arrived with a strut that turned into a stagger after a determined Costa Rica team humbled them, 3-1, in a crucial World Cup qualifying match.
. Highlights and Analysis: Costa Rica vs. United States
Boone Logan, who inherited three runners, struck out David Ortiz before giving up Mike Napoli's homer.

Red Sox 12, Yankees 8

Lead Vanishes; So Does Some Hope

By DAVID WALDSTEIN

The Yankees got a strong outing by Andy Pettitte, and an outburst of offense, but with limited options available amid a banged-up and overused group of relievers, it was not enough.
. Interactive Box Score
. Keeping Score: Putting a Number on the Yanks' Playoff Chances
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »

Arts
A grimly unsparing logic: Doug Stanhope at home in Bisbee, Ariz.

Critic's Notebook

Slicing Away, With the Driest Eye in the House

By JASON ZINOMAN

Doug Stanhope's righteous scorn and unsparing logic are on full display in his new stand-up comedy special, "Beer Hall Putsch."
Benedict Cumberbatch, left, as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl in
In Toronto, the Oscar Smackdown Gets an Early Start

By MICHAEL CIEPLY

After opening blows in Venice and Telluride, Colo., the Academy Awards fray is under way in earnest at the Toronto International Film Festival.
'We Are the Establishment Now'

By MANOHLA DARGIS and A. O. SCOTT

The Coen brothers discuss nearly 30 years of making movies, including the mistakes they still make and their surprise at being mainstream, sort of.
. Graphic Constellations of Directors and Their Stars