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NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines November 19, 2013: Key Issue Said to Be Resolved in U.S.-Afghan Security Talks.

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Top News
An image of President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan on a building in the center of Kabul, on Tuesday.
Key Issue Said to Be Resolved in U.S.-Afghan Security Talks

By ROD NORDLAND

Afghan officials said a long-term security pact could be reached with the United States if President Obama acknowledged military mistakes and vowed not to repeat them.
. At War Blog: Waging War on a Shoestring
Jamie Dimon, center, the chief of JPMorgan Chase, at the Justice Department in September.

DEALBOOK

$13 Billion Settlement With JPMorgan Is Announced

By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

The Justice Department on Tuesday announced the settlement with JPMorgan Chase, punctuating a long legal battle over the risky mortgage practices that became synonymous with the financial crisis.
Blasts at Iranian Embassy in Beirut Kill at Least 23

By HWAIDA SAAD, ANNE BARNARD and ALAN COWELL

The attack, which killed at least 23 people, including an Iranian diplomat, seemed to fit a pattern of deepening political and sectarian division across the region inspired by the civil war in Syria.

For more top news, go to INYT.com

Editors' Picks

WORLD

Video VIDEO: Typhoon Haiyan's Epicenter
The Times's Andrew Jacobs travels to Guiuan, on Samar Island, the Philippines, where residents are trying to resume normal life amid the devastation.

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Libération Under Fire

By ANNETTE LÉVY-WILLARD

A lone shooter has turned our newspaper's office in the middle of Paris into a bloody crime scene.

World

COUNTRY AT A CROSSROADS

In Middle of Mexico, a Middle Class Rises

By DAMIEN CAVE

In the mostly poor state of Guanajuato, long known as one of the country's main sources of illegal immigrants to the United States, a new Mexico has begun to emerge.
A heavy-water nuclear reactor near the town of Arak, if operating, could provide Iran with a steady supply of plutonium, the fuel North Korea and Pakistan have used for their arsenals.
Split on Accord on Iran Strains U.S.-Israel Ties

By DAVID E. SANGER and JODI RUDOREN

The disagreement between American and Israeli leaders over a proposed deal to freeze Iran's nuclear program is about more than negotiating tactics - it reflects a clash of fundamental goals.
. The Lede: On YouTube, Iranian Minister Says 'Join Us' in Ending Crisis
President François Hollande, left, at the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem on Sunday.

MEMO FROM FRANCE

Hollande's Assertive Role in Foreign Policy Is a Good Fit for France

By ALISSA J. RUBIN

President François Hollande of France is building a far more confident image abroad than at home, a striking contrast that shows how much his nation values a role in world affairs.
. Israelis Embrace French President for Iran Position
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World

Business
Johnson & Johnson to Offer $2.5 Billion Hip Device Settlement

By BARRY MEIER

A plan expected to go before a federal judge on Tuesday would pay an estimated 8,000 patients who have been forced to have the flawed all-metal artificial hip removed and replaced with another device.
Risto Siilasmaa, second from right, Nokia's chairman and interim chief executive, at the company's shareholder meeting on Tuesday.
Handset Unit Nearly Sold, Nokia Looks to an Uncertain Future

By MARK SCOTT

Shareholders approve a $7.2 billion sale of Nokia's cellphone business to Microsoft, leaving the company with its networking and mapping units, and its patents.
Jury Selection Begins in SAC Insider Trading Trial

DEALBOOK

Jury Selection Begins in SAC Insider Trading Trial

By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON

The first group of potential jurors was a mixed lot, including one Occupy Wall Street member, people who had been investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and some with ties to Wall Street.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business

Technology
Neil Blumenthal, left, and David Gilboa are two founders of Warby Parker, which is looking beyond the traditional Silicon Valley strategies of selling the business or going public.

BITS BLOG

Start-Up Founders Look Beyond the Usual Options of Selling or Going Public

By THE NEW YORK TIMES STAFF

While some start-up founders have benefited from selling their companies, others seek new ways to remain independent, like letting early employees sell shares to new investors.

BITS BLOG

Calico, Google Health Venture, Names New Hires

By ANDREW POLLACK

The two-month old company said it hired Hal Barron as president for research and development and David Botstein as the chief scientific officer.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Tech
Sports
Fellow competitors of Nicholas Mevoli at Vertical Blue gathered to pay tribute to him in Dean's Blue Hole, where he attempted a free-diving record Sunday. He died later that day.
A Diver's Rise, and Swift Death, at the Limits of a Growing Sport

By JOHN BRANCH, ADAM SKOLNICK, WILLIAM J. BROAD and MARY PILON

Nicholas Mevoli's rise from novice to record-holder in little more than a year serves both as an inspiration and as a dire warning to divers whose stars rise as the depths they reach plunge.
. Video  Video: Brooklyn Diver Dies After Record Attempt
. Graphic  Graphic: One Breath, One Last Dive
Massimo Moratti, former Inter Milan president.

ON SOCCER

A Storied Chapter Ends at Inter Milan

By ROB HUGHES

Massimo Moratti no longer owns the fabled club in Milan, having sold his stake to an Indonesian entrepreneur.
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports

U.S. News
A bartender placed a candle near a portrait of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy in the Kennedy Room bar in Dallas.
A Changed Dallas Grapples With Its Darkest Day

By MANNY FERNANDEZ

Painful memories of the angry anti-Washington culture that flourished in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated have resurfaced.
. Photographs Slide Show: Dallas, 50 Years After an Assassination
Kym L. Worthy, center, Wayne County's top prosecutor, on Friday announced second-degree murder charges in the shooting of a 19-year-old woman by a suburban Detroit homeowner.
Prosecutor in Racially Charged Shooting Case Near Detroit Is No Stranger to Spotlight

By MONICA DAVEY

Kym L. Worthy, who is viewed as meticulous, blunt and unshakable - sometimes to a fault - is prosecuting the fatal shooting of a black woman by a white man in a Detroit suburb.
For Lawmakers, a Gold-Plated Insurance Exchange

By ROBERT PEAR

While millions of Americans struggle with the federal insurance exchange, members of Congress and their aides have all sorts of assistance to help them sort through their options and enroll.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US

Opinion

OP-ED | MATTHEW D'ANCONA

Is Britain Sleepwalking Toward Disaster?

By MATTHEW D'ANCONA

The pressures on the prime minister range from the pettiest emotions of Westminster to daunting questions about Britain's destiny.

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Are We Alone in the Universe?

By PAUL DAVIES

Don't believe the latest hype about life on other planets.

Reuters | Technology November 19, 2013: Nokia Shareholders Approve Sale of Mobile Business to Microsoft.



Nokia shareholders approve sale of mobile business to Microsoft
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia shareholders approved the 5.4 billion euros ($7.4 billion) sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed any objections to the loss of a Finnish national asset.
In retrial, Apple and Samsung make final pitches to jury
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Apple Inc tried to persuade U.S. jurors to keep intact a historic verdict it won against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd last year, while the Korean company argued that Apple has overstated its injuries from patent violations.
Microsoft's Gates says 'pleased with progress' of CEO search
BELLEVUE, Washington (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with the software company's progress in finding a new chief executive and that the search committee had spoken to a number of candidates, but did not give a date by which he expected a new leader to replace the retiring Steve Ballmer.
T-Mobile US eyes airwaves buy from Verizon Wireless: source
NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US is looking to buy wireless airwaves from larger rival Verizon Wireless to bolster its mobile network capacity for data services, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Car, tech firms must work together to provide Internet, 'apps' : Ford executive
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Automakers and technology companies need to cooperate more closely to ensure the rapid and smooth development of cars that are fully connected to the Internet, a top Ford Motor Co executive said on Tuesday.
Venezuela asks Twitter to block black market dollar tweeters
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela asked Twitter on Tuesday to block accounts linked to websites that publish the black market exchange rate for dollars, which the government says undermines its efforts to enforce currency controls and rein in inflation.
CenturyLink boosts cloud offerings with Tier 3 buy
(Reuters) - Telecommunications company CenturyLink Inc said on Tuesday it has bought cloud computing startup Tier 3 Inc as part of its acquisition strategy that allows it to compete with the likes of Amazon Inc, IBM Corp and Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark.
Atomico aims $476 million fund at tech start-ups outside Silicon Valley
(Reuters) - Atomico, a European venture capital firm that has invested in the likes of Angry Birds developer Rovio, plans to spend its new $476 million fund on technology start-ups outside Silicon Valley, it said on Tuesday.
Newcomers miss out in Czech 4G mobile license auction
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The three existing Czech mobile operators, Telefonica Czech Republic, T-Mobile and Vodafone, won an auction of radio spectrum for 4G high-speed mobile data networks, the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday.
Google to pay $17 million to settle states' Safari probe
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will pay $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Columbia that it secretly tracked Web users by placing special digital files on the Web browsers of their smartphones.