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Oct 9, 2013

NYT | Global Update October 9, 2013: Obama Names Yellen for Fed, Just as Fiscal Battle Heats Up

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
October 9, 2013
Compiled 20:45 GMT

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Obama Names Yellen for Fed, Just as Fiscal Battle Heats Up

By JACKIE CALMES
Janet L. Yellen's nomination comes amid one of the most rancorous and fraught battles in years between the political parties over the course of the economy.

Yellen's Path From Liberal Theorist to Fed Voice for Jobs

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
Janet Yellen, President Obama's pick to run the Federal Reserve, has backed aggressive steps to promote employment but shown only limited willingness to tolerate higher inflation.

Europe Looks Ahead to Fed Choice

By JACK EWING
Janet L. Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve was greeted with relief by many economists far from Washington.
Technology

Video: A Conversation With Lavabit's Founder

Ladar Levison, the founder of the secure e-mail service, spoke to The Times about his confrontation with law enforcement officials who demanded full access to his customers' accounts.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

Russia's Search for Itself

By VICTOR EROFEYEV
A new generation is rising in Russia, neither authoritarian, nor liberal.
WORLD

U.S. Officials Say Libya Approved Commando Raids

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ERIC SCHMITT
Libyan officials denounced the operation to capture a senior Qaeda militant, but American officials say the raid, and another to seize a suspect in the 2011 attack on a diplomatic mission, had Libya's tacit approval.

'Imperfect Intelligence' Said to Hinder U.S. Raid on Militant in Somalia

By NICHOLAS KULISH and ERIC SCHMITT
The Navy SEALs who approached the Somali coast in pursuit of a militant seen as a pivotal connection for extremists encountered more civilians than they expected, American officials said.

Lawyer Sought for Terror Suspect Held on Navy Ship

By BENJAMIN WEISER
The chief federal public defender in Manhattan asked that his office be appointed to represent the suspect, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who had been captured in Libya.
BUSINESS
The Trade

Complacency on Wall Street Could Be Worse Than a Panic

By JESSE EISINGER
Market participants don't think that the government will default on its debts, but the ideological fissures in Washington are deeper than investors grasp.

Many in G.O.P. Offer Theory: Default Wouldn't Be That Bad

By JONATHAN WEISMAN
Leaders in both parties are counting on the prospect of an economic meltdown to pull Republicans into line, but a surprisingly broad section of the party says a default poses little threat.
TECHNOLOGY
Bits Blog

A Conversation With Lavabit's Founder

By NICOLE PERLROTH
Ladar Levison, the founder of the secure e-mail service, sat down with The Times's Marcus Mabry to discuss how he has become a symbol in the backlash against government spying.

All Is Fair in Love and Twitter

By NICK BILTON
The sweet, innocent ideas and ruthless power plays that created Twitter.

Through Twitter Partnership, Comcast Hopes to Encourage TV Viewing

By BRIAN STELTER
A new feature, See It, is meant to make it easy to move from reading comments about a show to watching that show.
SPORTS
Red Sox 3, Rays 1

Red Sox Grind Rays Down and Out of the Playoffs

By TIM ROHAN
The Rays, who have thrived in win-or-go-home situations, used nine pitchers against the Red Sox in Game 4. But that still wasn't enough to escape Boston.
Tigers 8, Athletics 6

Regaining Swagger, Tigers Force a Game 5

By PAT BORZI
Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez homered as Detroit overcame a three-run deficit to defeat Oakland and even their series.

Another Unlikely Moment for an Unlikely Star

By BILLY WITZ
Juan Uribe lived up to his reputation for rising to the occasion at critical moments on Monday when his home run lifted the Dodgers to a series-clinching win over the Braves.
U.S. NEWS

With New Abortion Restrictions, Ohio Walks Fine Line

By ERIK ECKHOLM
Ohio has become a laboratory for a political strategy designed to discourage women from getting abortions and hamper clinic operations, without flagrantly violating Supreme Court precedent.

Boston School-Bus Drivers Return to Work Amid Uncertainty

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and JESS BIDGOOD
A day after they left thousands of Boston schoolchildren stranded, drivers were back, but schools warned parents to be ready with contingency plans in case of another walkout.

Uninsured Find More Success via Health Exchanges Run by States

By ROBERT PEAR and ABBY GOODNOUGH
The experience is in stark contrast to reports of widespread technical problems that have hampered enrollment in the online marketplace run by the federal government.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

U.S. Fringe Festival

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
What if Ted Cruz & Co. were to succeed in the shutdown showdown?
Op-Ed Contributor

Countering Al Qaeda's Message

By ED HUSAIN
The creation of a global fund to support those voices countering violent extremism could make a concrete difference.

Oct 7, 2013

NYT | Global Update October 3, 2013: Default Threat Makes Impasse in Washington a Global Fear

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

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Default Threat Makes Impasse in Washington a Global Fear

By STEVEN ERLANGER
Five years after a financial crisis in the United States helped spread a deep global recession, much of the world again fears it could be collateral damage.

Libyan Suspect Settled Down After Years on the Run

By CARLOTTA GALL
Abu Anas al-Libi, apprehended by American forces this weekend in Tripoli, Libya, was enjoying being home with his family for the first time in years, his son said in an interview.

Egypt Hit by Three Brazen Attacks in New Mayhem

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
A day after dozens were killed in clashes, foes of the military-backed government carried out attacks including a deadly ambush of six soldiers near the Suez Canal.
World

Video: The Making of Malala

The story of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai told by The Times's Adam B. Ellick, who made a 2009 documentary about her before she was an international star.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

The Graveyard at Europe's Doorstep

By HANS LUCHT
The scope of suffering in the waters off Sicily raises troubling questions about the integrity of the E.U.'s border regime.
WORLD

Libya Condemns U.S. for Seizing Terror Suspect

By CARLOTTA GALL and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
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.

Q. and A. on Interrogation of Libyan Suspect

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and BENJAMIN WEISER
A captured leader of Al Qaeda, Abu Anas al-Libi, is reportedly being questioned by American intelligence specialist on the U.S.S. San Antonio, in the Mediterranean Sea.

Target in U.S. Raid on Somalia Is Called Top Shabab Planner of Attacks Abroad

By NICHOLAS KULISH, ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI
The man, a Kenyan of Somali origin known as Ikrimah, was not captured, and there is as yet no evidence that he was killed in the firefight on the Somali coast early Saturday.
BUSINESS

Fight Over Genetically Altered Crops Flares in Hawaii

By ANDREW POLLACK
With the collapse of the sugar and pineapple industries, seeds have become the state's leading agricultural commodity, but residents are concerned.

Airbus Loosens Boeing's U.S. Grip on Japan's Market

By ERIC PFANNER and NICOLA CLARK
The European plane maker has taken a foothold in a country whose carriers, for historical reasons, have long flown Boeing aircraft almost exclusively.

Budget Showdown Weighs on Stock Markets

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wall Street fell on Monday as the partial shutdown of the United States government entered a seventh day and little progress was seen in raising the country's debt limit.
TECHNOLOGY

Gates's Future Fuels Speculation as Microsoft Seeks New Chief

By NICK WINGFIELD
As Microsoft prepares to name a new chief executive and plot a course out of its funk, the role of chairman Bill Gates role has been a source of wide fascination.

Swarm of Rivals Seeking Share of Social Media Pie

By JENNA WORTHAM and VINDU GOEL
Ahead of its I.P.O., Twitter must prove it can fend off a younger generation of nimble social services that offer clever new ways for people to connect and share.
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

Schoolboy's Face, Killer's Arsenal

By ROB HUGHES
Adnan Januzaj showed on Saturday why everybody wants him, notching the tying goal and the winner for Manchester United against Sunderland.

U.S. Names Roster for World Cup Qualifiers

By JACK BELL
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 20-man roster on Sunday for World Cup qualifying matches against Jamaica and Panama.

Summer Camp for the Winter Olympics

By JOE DRAPE
Every August, the world's best snowboarders flock to Wanaka, New Zealand, where the only Olympic-size halfpipe anywhere in the world is open at that time of year.
U.S. NEWS

Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants

By JULIA PRESTON
Cities like Dayton, Ohio, have started "immigrant friendly" programs in hopes of reviving their economies.

Supreme Court Has Deep Docket in Its New Term

By ADAM LIPTAK
Affirmative action, abortion, public prayer and campaign contributions are among the issues to be addressed in the new term, with chances for the justices to reverse consequential precedents.
Sidebar

Inquisitive Justices? No Argument There

By ADAM LIPTAK
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and others on the Supreme Court admit that their questioning sometimes has made it difficult for lawyers to get a word in edgewise.
OPINION
Editorial

The Fight Against Al Shabab

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Somalia's extremists pose a security threat that needs containment by international allies.
Op-Ed Columnist

A Jew Not Quite English Enough

By ROGER COHEN
The father of Britain's Labour leader is attacked as a disloyal, scheming Bolshevik immigrant.

Oct 4, 2013

NYT | Global Update October 4, 2013: Cancellation of Trip by Obama Plays to Doubts of Asia Allies

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
October 4, 2013
Compiled 20:45 GMT

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Cancellation of Trip by Obama Plays to Doubts of Asia Allies

By JANE PERLEZ
President Obama's cancelled tour through Asia has undercut the United States' much-promoted "pivot" to the region and given China a new edge in the tug-of-war for influence.

With No New Plan, Boehner Makes Angry Plea on Shutdown

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
Four days into the crisis, Congress appeared no closer to a resolution, and Speaker John A. Boehner urged President Obama to negotiate over his health care law.

Italian Senate Panel Votes to Strip Berlusconi of His Seat

By JIM YARDLEY and GAIA PIANIGIANI
The expulsion vote against Silvio Berlusconi represents his second setback of the week, after his failed attempt to bring down the country's fragile coalition government.
Fashion & Style

Video: Paris Fashion Week Debrief

Cathy Horyn and Eric Wilson discuss the spring 2014 collections at Paris Fashion Week.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

Different Francis, Same Mission

By PAUL VALLELY
Pope Francis has charged a new Council of Cardinals to find ways of renewing the Catholic Church.
WORLD

Italy Suspends Search for Shipwreck Victims

By JIM YARDLEY and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
Choppy waters around the island of Lampedusa hampered a search by Italian Coast Guard divers for the hundreds of migrants still missing.

As Desperation Mounts, More Migrants Cast Their Lot on a Troubled Sea

By RAPHAEL MINDER and JIM YARDLEY
A growing number of migrants from Africa and the Middle East are crossing the ocean for Europe, and many never make it.
BUSINESS
Common Sense

In Rural Iowa, Ambivalence About the Shutdown

By JAMES B. STEWART
Their representative is a leader of a single-minded move to kill the new health care law, even at the price of a debt default, but residents of Iowa's Fourth District say the political paralysis in Washington is a bigger concern.
DealBook

Wall Street Seeks to Soothe, While Preparing for Trouble

By SUSANNE CRAIG and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
Financial executives are making some early preparations on the possibility of a default on public debt should Congress fail to raise the debt ceiling.

Many Win in Offering, but Some Are Off List

By NICOLE PERLROTH and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON
Twitter's public filing listed some of its biggest winners, including investment firms and current and former executives, but two of its co-founders were missing.
TECHNOLOGY

Samsung Soars While HTC Reports First Quarterly Loss

By ERIC PFANNER
Samsung Electronics probably benefited from memory chip sales, analysts said, while HTC said it would lose about $101 million after its flagship smartphone failed to catch on.

Twitter's I.P.O. Plan Has an International Focus

By DAVID JOLLY, MARK SCOTT and ERIC PFANNER
The social-networking service said in its stock filing that more than three-quarters of its recent users are outside the United States.
DealBook

Twitter Filing Opens Books on Company

By VINDU GOEL and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
In making public its prospectus, Twitter sets the clock on one of the most anticipated stock sales of the year and shows how important mobile is to its business.
SPORTS

Summer Camp for the Winter Olympics

By JOE DRAPE
Athletes encountered wonder and terror in New Zealand, the stand-in for J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe, while preparing for a shot at the Winter Olympics.

In Formula One, a Grip Not Easily Loosened

By JOHN F. BURNS
Bernie Ecclestone, who has wielded unfettered control in Grand Prix racing for decades, is facing legal action and criticism from race teams and track owners.

Form, Function and the Making of Fast Cars

By BRAD SPURGEON
Formula One car design today is not just about designing a car, it's about redesigning a car all season long.
U.S. NEWS

With Federal Wallet Closed, States Agonize Over Opening Their Own

By ADAM NAGOURNEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
Governors are struggling over when and whether to step in with state funds to keep an ever-growing list of shuttered parks and programs operating.

G.O.P. Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown

By JONATHAN MARTIN
Senior Republican officials say the conservatives pushing the shutdown are undermining the party and its efforts to modernize, and helping President Obama just as his standing with the public has begun to slide.

Boehner Pledges to Avoid Default, Republicans Say

By ASHLEY PARKER and ANNIE LOWREY
Speaker John A. Boehner has privately told Republican lawmakers anxious about fallout from the government shutdown that he would not allow a potentially more crippling federal default.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Why Italians Love Francis

By BEPPE SEVERGNINI
The new pope, a former bouncer, is shaking up Rome.
Editorial

Silvio Berlusconi Undone

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
His attempt to bring down Italy's coalition government was one Machiavellian maneuver too many for his followers.
Op-Ed Columnist

Reform Turns Real

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Even the bad news from the first few days of Obamacare going into effect is good news for the program's future.

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