Jan 19, 2015
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NYT | Afternoon Update - January 19., 2015: Top News: U.S. Support for Syria Peace Plans Demonstrates Shift in Priorities.
|U.S. Support for Syria Peace Plans Demonstrates Shift in Priorities|
By ANNE BARNARD and SOMINI SENGUPTA
American support for two diplomatic initiatives in Syria underscores the West's quiet retreat from its demand that Bashar al-Assad step down immediately.
|Iran Says Israeli Strike in Syria Killed One of Its Generals|
By ANNE BARNARD
The Israeli airstrike, which also killed several Hezbollah fighters over the weekend, compounded the tension and unpredictability in the region.
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Tributes around the country to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of persevering in spite of the deaths of black people last year.
By JONATHAN GILBERT
The death of the prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, came as he was about to testify to lawmakers about his findings in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
|European Leaders Urge Alliance With Muslim Nations to Fight Terrorism|
By ANDREW HIGGINS
European Union countries will assign security attachés at diplomatic missions overseas, and foreign ministers called for the establishment of a European system for exchanging passenger information.
By PETER BAKER
Alan P. Gross, the American released from captivity in Cuba, and Scott Kelly, an astronaut scheduled to leave for a year aboard the International Space Station, will be among President Obama's guests.
By SHUAIB ALMOSAWA and KAREEM FAHIM
Yemen's leadership was under serious threat as government troops clashed with the militiamen around the presidential palace and other parts of the capital.
|Amazon to Start Theatrical Movie Operation, With a Quick Streaming Tie-In|
By EMILY STEEL
The online retailing giant signaled its broader ambitions to revolutionize the traditional system used to shepherd movies from the theaters to home screens.
By REED ABELSON and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
In Colorado, for example, statewide average premiums are nearly unchanged. But that masks sharp rises in some regions and steep drops in others.
|Recipient of Artificial Heart Is Well Enough to Head Home|
By DAVID JOLLY
The news, reported by Carmat, the French company that developed the device, signals a milestone toward its possible commercialization.
Swiss franc fallout claims more casualties
Philip Stafford, Caroline Binham, and Miles Johnson
Financial Times, London
Financial Times, London
LONDON -- A leading European foreign exchange broker filed for administration and a Danish bank conceded it faced heavy losses as the UK's market regulator stepped in to assess the damage wreaked on the industry by last week's violent swing in the Swiss franc.
The Financial Conduct Authority sent letters to an unspecified number of currency brokersasking them to update the regulator about any impact the Swiss move could have had on their balance sheets, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Alpari became one of the biggest casualties when a last-minute rescue ended in failure. Meanwhile, Denmark's Saxo Bank was forced to admitthat it was likely to suffer losses. ...
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