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Oct 13, 2013

NYT | Global Update October 13, 2013: Senate Leaders Talk but Fail to Reach Deal on Shutdown


The New York Times International Herald Tribune
October 13, 2013
Compiled 20:46 GMT

Global Update

 
TOP NEWS

Senate Leaders Talk but Fail to Reach Deal on Shutdown

By JONATHAN WEISMAN
An impasse over the spending level for a stopgap measure to reopen the government was a stumbling block as Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell spoke cordially but fruitlessly by phone.

Warning of Global Risk, Leaders Urge U.S. to Solve Its Debt Limit Crisis

By ANNIE LOWREY
Leaders at meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund said the United States must raise its debt ceiling and reopen the government so as not to cause "massive disruption" worldwide.

G.O.P.'s Hopes to Take Senate Are Dimming

By JEREMY W. PETERS
Republicans are being forced to explain why they are not to blame for the government shutdown, while Tea Party activists pose an insurgent threat.
Opinion

Opinion

London's Great Exodus

By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The London property market is no longer about people buying a home but a means for the world's richest people to make a good return on investments.
Travel

Slide Show: Sarajevo Scenes

Eat, drink and shop during a tour of the capital.
WORLD

Dozens of Pilgrims Die in Stampede in India

By ELLEN BARRY
At least 89 people died after thousands of pilgrims crossing a bridge to a temple in Madhya Pradesh State panicked because they believed the bridge was about to collapse, officials said.

Egyptian Officials Say American Killed Himself in Prison

By BEN HUBBARD and MAYY EL SHEIKH
James Lunn had been detained for more than six weeks after his arrest in the Sinai Peninsula in a security sweep in August.

Behind Flurry of Killing, Potency of Hate

By KATRIN BENNHOLD
A former assassin with the Irish Republican Army has particular insight into a recent flurry of horrific bloodletting in the world.
BUSINESS
Memo From Washington

Stuck on Usual Quarrel: Raising New Revenue

By JACKIE CALMES
Any renewal of negotiations for a long-term fiscal plan will run into the same underlying problem that doomed efforts for the past three years.

As China Vows Austerity, Giant Brass Fish Devours $11 Million

By CHRIS BUCKLEY
China is speckled with outlandish works of official art that vie with even a giant, glow-in-the-dark puffer fish for attention and outrage.

Cost of Flood Insurance Rises, Along With Worries

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
Sharp increases in federal flood insurance rates are starting to hurt property values and housing sales in areas just beginning to recover from the recession, according to residents and legislators.
TECHNOLOGY
Disruptions

Bit by Bit, Virtual Reality Heads for the Holodeck

By NICK BILTON
Venture capital companies are paying close attention to developers of virtual reality games and devices.
Technophoria

In a Mood? Call Center Agents Can Tell

By NATASHA SINGER
New techniques in computational voice analysis are promising to help machines identify the emotions behind a person's voice.
Pogue's Posts Blog

T-Mobile Hands Consumers a Pleasant Shocker

By DAVID POGUE
T-Mobile's plan to eliminate international roaming charges is bold and transparent. And it suggests that we've been paying those insane charges for nothing.
SPORTS

Vettel Wins Japanese Grand Prix to Close In on Title

By BRAD SPURGEON
Sebastian Vettel and the other contender for the world drivers' title in Formula One, Fernando Alonso, had a tight race and it will take at least one more result to determine the champion.

The Gift of Unexpected Moments on the Road to the World Cup

By ROB HUGHES
Very few people expected Raúl Jiménez and Andros Townsend to figure in such nerve-racking World Cup games, but they each propelled their teams to victory.

Player Ratings: U.S. (2) vs. Jamaica (0)

By BRIAN SCIARETTA
Rating the performance of American players in Friday's World Cup qualifying match against Jamaica.
U.S. NEWS

In Washington State, Home of Highest Minimum Wage, a City Aims Higher

By KIRK JOHNSON and STEVEN GREENHOUSE
Voters in the blue-collar Seattle suburb of SeaTac will soon decide whether to raise the local minimum wage to $15 from $9.19 an hour, a move that could have profound implications.

From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal

By ROBERT PEAR, SHARON LaFRANIERE and IAN AUSTEN.
Interviews and an examination of confidential documents point to a series of missteps - financial, technical and managerial - that led to the troubles with the new online insurance marketplace.

Donald Cabana, Warden Who Loathed Death Penalty, Dies at 67

By BRUCE WEBER
Mr. Cabana, who worked in corrections for more than 25 years, argued that capital punishment was ineffectual, expensive and inhumane.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

The Kurtz Republicans

By ROSS DOUTHAT
Looking in vain for a method to the shutdown madness.

The Revolution Egypt Needs

By AHMED H. ZEWAIL
Science and education are the keys to national progress and human flourishing.
Gray Matter

Evolution and Bad Boyfriends

By PIET van den BERG and TIM W. FAWCETT
Why your daughter always seems to pick a deadbeat.

Oct 11, 2013

NYT | Global Update October 11, 2013: Netanyahu, Alone, but Undaunted, Presses Case Against Iran

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
October 11, 2013
Compiled 20:45 GMT

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Netanyahu, Alone, but Undaunted, Presses Case Against Iran

By JODI RUDOREN
As Western powers prepare for talks on Iran's nuclear program, an increasingly isolated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues his push for stronger action.

G.O.P. Senators See Outline for Debt Deal After Obama Meeting

By JEREMY W. PETERS and ASHLEY PARKER
Republican senators emerged from their meeting at the White House expressing confidence that the shutdown could end in a matter of days, but cautioning that details, including the length of a debt limit extension, still needed to be resolved.

France Upholds Ban on Fracking

By DAVID JOLLY
The nation's highest court ruled against Schuepbach Energy, an American company that had challenged a government ban on the drilling technique.
Travel

Slide Show: Following Kerouac Through Mexico

The writer visited Mexico in the 1950s and '60s to experience greater freedom.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

In Africa, Seeking a License to Kill

By DESMOND TUTU
African leaders must not be allowed to withdraw their countries from the International Criminal Court. It will only encourage greater government corruption.
WORLD

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize

By ALAN COWELL
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2013 Peace Prize on Friday to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, now working to destroy Syria's stockpile.

Syrian Civilians Bore Brunt of Rebels' Fury, Report Says

By ANNE BARNARD
Human Rights Watch said it had documented for the first time that rebel groups in Syria "systematically" targeted civilians in a massacre in August that left 190 dead.

Pakistanis Can't Decide: Is Malala Yousafzai a Heroine or Western Stooge?

By SALMAN MASOOD and DECLAN WALSH
There were mixed feelings in Pakistan as speculation grew that the teenager, who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls, might win a Nobel.
BUSINESS
Common Sense

Ransacking the Endowment at New York City Opera

By JAMES B. STEWART
Mismanagement at the now-bankrupt New York City Opera led it to raid its endowment to pay off its huge deficits.
The Media Equation

When Our News Is Gerrymandered, Too

By DAVID CARR
The government shutdown reflects a political system that reinforces extremism. The news media system isn't much different lately.
DealBook

Beset With Legal Costs, JPMorgan Posts Quarterly Loss

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
JPMorgan Chase reported a net loss of $380 million for the quarter, as the nation's largest bank grapples with a raft of regulatory and legal woes.
TECHNOLOGY

Google Sets Plan to Sell Users' Endorsements

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and VINDU GOEL
A change in its terms of service would let Google include users' names, photos and comments in ads across the Web.
DealBook

2 Founders of BlackBerry Weighing a Takeover Offer

By IAN AUSTEN and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
Mike Lazaridis and Douglas E. Fregin say that they are weighing a bid for 92 percent of the company that they don't already own.
Bits Blog

Canadian Carrier Backtracks on BlackBerry Snub

By IAN AUSTEN
Rogers said the BlackBerry Z30 would be available for order online and through a service that ships orders to its stores and directly to business and government customers.
SPORTS

A Sleeping Giant in African Soccer Is Starting to Stir

By BENNO MUCHLER
The national soccer team of Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, is two games from reaching the World Cup final round for the first time.
On Soccer

Serenity, and a Few Sly Smiles, for the U.S.

By SAM BORDEN
The squad appeared to be in disarray in March but has since won several qualifiers and clinched a berth in Brazil.

Make or Break Time for World Cup Contenders

By ROB HUGHES
England, Uruguay and Mexico are among the countries that have to win their matches over the next few days to play in Brazil next year.
U.S. NEWS

Health Act Embraced in California

By JENNIFER MEDINA
California is building the country's largest state-run health insurance exchange and has already expanded Medicaid coverage for the poor.

In Florida, Opposition by the State and Snags in Signing Up on the Web

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
Lawmakers refused to create a state insurance exchange, and the federal government's Web site is so error-prone that enrolling is a daunting task.

Blue Cross Plans Jump to an Early Lead

By REED ABELSON
In the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans offer name recognition and price advantages.
OPINION

Gazprom on the Ropes

By ALAN RILEY
Gazprom, the world's biggest gas producer, is in trouble. Would the Kremlin break it up?
Editorial

Libya's Security Crisis

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The United States and Europe have a role to play in helping to build an army and a government in Libya.
Op-Ed Columnist

Dealing With Default

By PAUL KRUGMAN
There are no good choices if we hit that debt ceiling. Which bad choice would do the least harm?

Oct 6, 2013

NYT | Global Update October 6, 2013: Libyan Government Demands Explanation After U.S. Raid.

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
October 6, 2013
Compiled 20:45 GMT

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Libyan Government Demands Explanation After U.S. Raid

By CARLOTTA GALL, DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, NICHOLAS KULISH and ERIC SCHMITT
A day after American commandos carried out raids in two African countries, Libya's interim government demanded an explanation from Washington for what it called the "kidnapping" of a Libyan suspect.

A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MIKE McINTIRE
The stand by conservatives that led to the current crisis was the outgrowth of a long-running effort, waged by a galaxy of well-funded groups, to undo President Obama's health care law.

Plan for Ridding Syria of Chemical Arms Includes Brute Force and Chemistry

By MICHAEL R. GORDON
A plan aims to prevent backsliding by Syria's government and limit the time that international experts need to work in the country.
U.S.

Video: The Cost of the Shutdown by the Numbers

A look at the budget standoff's effects on America's economy, institutions and government workers.
Opinion

Opinion

The View From Bangkok

By SUTHEP SRIKUREJA
A peaceful aerie - until something started falling from above.
WORLD

A Terrorism Suspect Long Known to Prosecutors

By BENJAMIN WEISER
With the capture of Abu Anas al-Liby, only a few Qaeda operatives indicted in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in East Africa are believed to be still at large.

Bombing at Elementary School Playground in Iraq Kills 13 Children

By DURAID ADNAN
A suicide bomber killed at least 13 schoolchildren and a headmaster and wounded 80 others, the police said. It was the first of three attacks that left at least 31 people dead.

Warning to Aspiring Afghan Presidential Candidates: Leave the Guns at Home

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ROD NORDLAND
As the deadline to register in Afghanistan approached on Sunday, the list of candidates included men with checkered pasts, and there was concern violence and fraud would mar the coming vote.
BUSINESS

Mugged by a Mug Shot Online

By DAVID SEGAL
Web sites are publishing arrest photos of millions of Americans and often charging fees to remove the pictures.

Deciding Who Sees Students' Data

By NATASHA SINGER
Schools across the country are looking at new online ways to integrate and analyze information about their students. But privacy advocates remain wary.

A Jump in C-Span's Ratings Amid the Government Shutdown

By BRIAN STELTER
C-Span2's average daily rating shot up during Senator Ted Cruz's speech to protest President Obama's health care law and C-Span's audience more than tripled on the eve of the government shutdown, data show.
TECHNOLOGY

Selling Secrets of Phone Users to Advertisers

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and SOMINI SENGUPTA
Advertisers and tech companies are finding new ways to track us on our smartphones and reach us with individualized ads.
Disruptions

How the F.A.A., Finally, Caught Up to an Always-On Society

By NICK BILTON
Last week, a panel recommended that the F.A.A. change its rule, allowing passengers to use their electronic devices from gate to gate, including takeoff, taxiing and landing.
Bits Blog

Twitter C.E.O. Defends Representation of Women at the Company - Sort Of

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
Dick Costolo, Twitter's chief executive, joined a debate on Twitter over reports of the dearth of senior women at Twitter and the absence of any on its board.
SPORTS
Soccer Roundup

Suárez Delivers as Liverpool Moves Into First

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Manchester City ended Everton's unbeaten run in England's Premier League this season with a 3-1 win on Saturday as Álvaro Negredo and Sergio Agüero scored goals.

Women Shaping a New Path Among a Rich Baseball Tradition

By HILLEL KUTTLER
Heather Nabozny attained a milestone as the first woman known to have been a head groundskeeper, starting in 1999 with the Detroit Tigers. She was followed by Nicole McFadyen in Baltimore.

Rodriguez, Citing Missed Opportunities, Rejected the Players Union

By SERGE F. KOVALESKI and STEVE EDER
In late August, Alex Rodriguez's personal legal team wrote a letter formally requesting that the union step aside from its role as his chief advocate at arbitration.
U.S. NEWS

Bible College Helps Some at Louisiana Prison Find Peace

By ERIK ECKHOLM
A Southern Baptist Bible college inside Louisiana State Penitentiary offers bachelor's degrees in a rigorous four-year course that includes study of Greek and Hebrew.

Abortion Vote Exposes Rift at Catholic University

By IAN LOVETT
Loyola Marymount trustees are deciding whether to remove abortion coverage from insurance plans, but the vote has become a battle over how Catholic a Catholic university should be.

Boehner Stands Firm on Demand for Concessions From Obama

By JACKIE CALMES
Speaker John A. Boehner said Republicans would not pass measures to reopen the government or to increase the debt ceiling without compromises from the president.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

A Wolf, a Sheep, or What?

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Is it possible for Iran to become a Persian China in the 21st century?
Op-Ed Columnist

The Promise and Peril of Pope Francis

By ROSS DOUTHAT
Can the religious center be regained?
Op-Ed Columnist

Governing by Blackmail

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
House Republicans have taken America's economy hostage and are using it as a bargaining chip in the most dangerous political game.

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