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Articles from October 1, 2015

Abbas Says Palestinians Will Abandon Oslo Accords
The president of the Palestinian Authority accused Israel of having violated the accords, which form the basis for the two-state solition to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Demonstrating a new level of tension with Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of...
Achieving Liftoff
The Paris shows began with a series of new names making a bid to play in the big game: Kunihiko Morinaga at Anrealage, Anthony Vaccarello, Simon Porte Jacquemus at Jacquemus, and Yang Li.Might there be life on Mars? Well, there are definitely signs of life...
A Hillary Clinton Pajama Party
With Lena Dunham, the candidate gives us yet another fresh glimpse of her labored spontaneity.She had a law career, an ambitious agenda as first lady, an industrious stint in the Senate, those years and miles as secretary of state.And it has come to...
A History of Success for New Fashion Boss ; Stefan Larsson Revived Old Navy after Vastly Expanding H&M's Brand
Stefan Larsson is credited with vastly expanding H&M's cheap chic fashion business and then making Old Navy into a symbol of affordable fast fashion.At first, the ascension of Stefan Larsson to chief executive of Ralph Lauren's fashion house might seem...
A Much-Loved Monstrosity in Dhaka
The real estate boom in Bangladesh's capital sweeps away everything in its path.From across the lake, we watched them dig the foundations. We thought, at the time, that it would look like any other house, albeit with a bit more lake frontage than most....
Ancient Myths and Nature ; Exhibition Charts Greco-Roman Visions of Gods and Creation
How the ancients viewed and depicted nature is the subject of "Myth and Nature," an exhibition in Milan.Homer alluded in "The Iliad" to the ancient belief that all life - - animal, human and even the Olympian gods -- were created by the water deity Oceanus...
At Lambeau, Rodgers Is Pretty Much Perfect ; He Has 48 Touchdowns against Zero Interceptions in 18-Game Span at Home
In his last 18 full games at home, Aaron Rodgers, the reigning M.V.P., has 48 touchdowns and zero interceptions, leading the Packers to a 17-1 record.Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, playing at Lambeau Field, has become the surest bet in...
Brazil a Test for China's 'Railroad Diplomacy' ; Enormous Ventures Face New Doubts and the Hard Realities of Latin America
New worries over China's economy are also raising doubts about "railroad diplomacy" as parts of Latin America reel from their dependence on China.The ambitions are dizzying, some of the grandest in Latin America since thousands of laborers perished building...
Broadcasting Executive Dumped as Stock Tumbles
With its stock price plummeting, Cumulus said Lewis W. Dickey Jr., a founder of the company, would step down and be replaced by Mary G. Berner.Its stock price plummeting, Cumulus Media, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the United States, announced...
Canonization Reopens Colonial Wounds ; Native Americans See Junipero Serra as Cruel Oppressor of Ancestors
Father Junipero Serra's legacy has been disputed by Native Americans who say he oppressed their forebears as he tried to convert them to Catholicism.A group of teenagers huddled at the foot of a statue of Junipero Serra at the Carmel Mission on Monday,...
Despite VW Scandal, Europe in No Hurry to Discard Diesel
Drawn by better fuel economy and lower prices, European consumers have long leaned toward diesel, even with the environmental drawbacks.A loyal Volkswagen owner for years, Jane Kelley was "shocked," she says, by recent revelations that the German company...
England-Australia Tilt Highlights Big Weekend
In five of the past Rugby World Cups, the teams have squared off, with the last three decided by three points or less. England must win to stay alive.Throughout the history of the Rugby World Cup, matches between England and Australia have rarely lacked...
Ex-Hacking Chief in China Attacks U.S. Online Policy
The official, Hao Yeli, said removing developing countries' ability to control public opinion would not result in more openness.Just days after China and the United States hailed a high-level agreement limiting cyberattacks, a former commander of one...
Finance Chief Backs U.S. Model for Europe ; Proposal by E.U. Official Intended to Give Business New Financing Sources
The plan, promoted by an official who had business ties to the London finance industry, is intended to encourage venture capital and fund-raising in the region.European Union financial officials on Wednesday laid out plans for making more sources of...
From Gap-Year Volunteer to Ugandan Pop Star
A conversation with the German singer Deena Herr who wowed Uganda.After finishing high school in Germany, Deena Herr decided to spend her gap year in Rwanda volunteering at a charity center for street children. Three years later, through a series of...
German Publisher Taking Control of Online Business ; Axel Springer Extending Its Digital Reach with Deal for Business Insider
The deal will extend the German media company's reach into digital and English-language media.Henry Blodget was seen as a pariah after the dot-com boom. The digital media boom has been much kinder. On Tuesday, it was announced that Business Insider,...
Going Too Far on Corporate Governance?
The fight over whether splitting the jobs of chairman and chief executive at Bank of America came down to a battle of opinions, not facts.A civil war has erupted among shareholders as pension funds and mutual funds fight over what constitutes good governance.In...
Google Takes Its Own TV Path ; Company Sees Its Phone as Remote Control at Heart of Entertainment System
Google revealed two new Chromecast streaming devices, along with a new tablet and a pair of devices from the Nexus line of Android phones.Apple used a flashy stage show on Sept. 9 to lay out a vision for how it wants to take over your living room. Now...
In London, Celebrating the Theater as a Place for Freedom and Fun ; Comical Takes on an Actor and a Dictator, and a Saucy Escapade in 3 Productions
Three productions show theater as a place for freedom and fun, with comical takes on an actor and a dictator, and a saucy escapade.There aren't many actors besides Simon Russell Beale who scoop up roles with such avidity and to such splendid effect....
Ionel Talpazan Dies at 60; His U.F.O. Art Had Sightings All Over
Mr. Talpazan, who said he had an encounter with a U.F.O., sold his works on the sidewalks of New York before being discovered in the late 1980s.Ionel Talpazan, an outsider artist from Romania who sold his visionary works of U.F.O.s and life in outer...
Japan Buyer for Rights to U.S. Brand of Tobacco ; Purchaser's Shares Drop on Investor Concerns over $5 Billion Price of Deal
The company's stock plunged in Tokyo on concern it had overpaid in the $5 billion deal to acquire sales rights outside America for Natural American Spirit.Shares in Japan Tobacco plunged on Wednesday after it announced it was paying $5 billion in cash...
Judge Delays Trial of Uber Executives in France
The case is one of the many hurdles the American ride-booking service is facing as it tries to become a global transport giant.A court in Paris postponed on Wednesday the trial of two French executives from Uber who are facing criminal charges of illegally organizing...
Kabul Tries to Stem Panic as Taliban Press Gains ; after Counterattack Fails in North, Residents in Nearby Areas Start to Flee
The government's inaction in the face of the loss of Kunduz has prompted a crisis of confidence in the neighboring province of Baghlan.The most immediate test facing the government of Afghanistan is not so much whether it can quickly mount a counterattack...
Kerry Often Keen to Rush in Where Obama Will Not
The idea that solving the crisis in Syria, or any diplomatic dilemma, may be elusive is no deterrent to Secretary of State John Kerry.For four years, President Obama has watched the civil war in Syria with deep frustration. It is, he tells advisers,...
Leader Splits Labour over Remarks on Nuclear Arms ; Party Members Critical after Corbyn Says He Wouldn't Use Weapons
Triggering a firestorm of criticism, the new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said he would order the military not to use nuclear weapons if he were prime minister.The desire of the new leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, to scrap Britain's nuclear...
Misguided Coach Crosses the Line Again
Larry Brown, the men's basketball coach at Southern Methodist, has run his third big-time college team afoul of the N.C.A.A.Larry Brown, a much-traveled Hall of Fame basketball coach and the current pride of Southern Methodist University, is a fool for love.Asked...
Missing: Credible Plan for Financing Climate Efforts
Far from meeting a commitment of $100 billion a year by 2020 for developing nations, the richest countries have trouble defining what that would mean.Where's the money?Six years ago in Copenhagen, Hillary Rodham Clinton, then secretary of state, brought...
More Tech, Not Less, Is Key to Cleaner Cars
The world is in an uncomfortable lull between the mechanical automobile age and fully fledged computerized intelligence in our cars.You could be forgiven for reacting to the Volkswagen scandal by yearning for the halcyon era of dumb cars. Remember when...
New C.E.O. Signals Shift at Ralph Lauren ; Fashion Empire's Founder Hands Leadership Role to Head of Old Navy Brand
He will turn over management of his fashion empire to Stefan Larsson, president of Old Navy, but will stay active in the company in new roles.Ralph Lauren, the quintessential American designer who built a fashion empire based on sweeping fantasies of...
Nicolas Ghesquiere Takes Time to Party
The Louis Vuitton creative director talks about why he came to a brand event when his spring show was less than a week away.On Tuesday, the first evening of Paris Fashion Week, Louis Vuitton and Le Bon Marche, the Left Bank department store, kicked off...
One System That Offers a Fair Shake
Politics may be the only system in India that offers a smart, impoverished young man a shot at success, prestige and great wealth.Prime Minister Narendra Modi choked, his voice trembled and his speech acquired the tone of a self-made man looking back...
Pope Met with Kentucky Clerk ; Francis Enters Debate on Same-Sex Marriage, Casting Trip in New Light
Pope Francis met privately last week with Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.In a disclosure certain to dismay his liberal admirers, Pope Francis met privately in Washington...
Possible Nazi Tunnels Lure Treasure Seekers in Poland
Two recent claims by explorers have set off a frenzy over a legendary "gold train" and other possible valuables left behind in World War II.CORRECTION APPENDED The gold diggers have arrived here in Lower Silesia. They have stormed the Ksiaz...
Pushing African Art to the Global Stage ; with Hands-On Approach, Curator Brings Wealth of Experience to Continent
Over the last two decades Koyo Kouoh has become one of Africa's pre-eminent curators and art managersWatching Koyo Kouoh make a last quality check on an exhibition she has curated is a lesson in focus, attention to detail and zen.Though the press opening...
Putin's Guide to World History
According to his reading, Russia was the key to creating a participatory world order that America abused.Vladimir V. Putin came to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday to demand that Russia be taken seriously and treated as an equal partner...
Putin Strikes ; Skepticism Quickly Arises as Russian Aircraft Hit Areas Not Held by ISIS
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ordered a round of airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, adding an unpredictable and potentially destabilizing element to the Syrian conflict.President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ordered a round of airstrikes in Syria...
Refugee Crisis Refocuses West on Syria ; Mass Arrivals in Europe Spur Leaders to Step Up Efforts to End Conflict
The rush of refugees into Europe has prompted new urgency among Western leaders to address the war in Syria and push harder for an end to it.Over the last four years, as four million Syrian refugees poured into neighboring countries and slipped inexorably...
Separate Paths, Shared Visions ; Plumbing the Depths of Artistic Ties between Munch and Van Gogh
An exhibition in Amsterdam explores the artistic and historical connections between the two painters."Where is 'The Scream'?"Employees at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam say this is one of the most frequent questions by visitors to the museum, the world's largest...
Slipping Backward in Nepal
The government is putting a historic opportunity for national unity at risk with its use of force against powerless ethnic groups.Nearly nine years after Maoist rebels signed a peace deal with the government of Nepal ending a decade-long insurgency that...
Smartphone App Inspired by a Brush with Tragedy
His father's fall from a snowy rooftop spurred Michael Martin to help found a start-up whose mission is to better connect smartphones and 911 centers.During a 2014 winter storm, Charles Martin climbed onto the roof of his rural Rockport, Ind., home to...
Syria, Putin and Obama
It's better to be wary of getting involved in Syria than rushing to do so.Your Honor, I rise again in defense of President Barack Obama's policy on Syria.Obama has been right in his ambivalence about getting deeply involved in Syria. But he's never had...
The Devastation Wrought on Earth ; How Do You Market Documentaries about Environmental Collapse?
How do you market documentaries about environmental collapse? This fall, with messages of hope and action.Two movies on similar missions are opening in the United States within weeks of each other this fall, "Racing Extinction" and "This Changes Everything,"...
The 'Greatest Scientific Traveler Who Ever Lived'
Before Darwin, a strange, genius scientist sparked understanding of ecosystems, and of their endangerment.The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humboldt's New World. By Andrea Wulf. Illustrated. 473 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $30.Alexander von Humboldt...
The Kurds' Democratic Experiment
In Eastern Syria, a fragile de facto republic holds out against both jihadists and hostile neighbors.Across an empty and arid plain, south of a town in eastern Syria called Tell Brak, there is a long berm marking the front line of the war against the...
The Next Move for Catalans
The separatists should use their strength to seek more control over their affairs from Madrid.Long denied a referendum on independence akin to those held in Scotland or Quebec, Catalan separatists proclaimed that Sunday's elections to the regional parliament...
The Other Victims of the Volkswagen Scandal: The Dealers
The emissions scandal, which could scare away buyers, is the latest strain in what has become a tense relationship between dealers and the company.The Volkswagen scandal has not only angered many of the company's customers, it is also threatening the...
Time to Play 'Pin the Blame on the Coach'
The English clubs' malaise in the Champions League continues, and everyone is looking for excuses and scapegoats.The English clubs' malaise in the Champions League continues, and everyone is looking for excuses and scapegoats.When Chelsea lost to F.C....
University Vote Echoes beyond Ivory Tower ; Rejected Promotion in Hong Kong Stirs Fears over Beijing's Influence
A battle over the appointment of a professor to a top post has raised concern over what some say is the spreading influence of mainland China.According to a well-known adage, academic politics are the most vicious of all because the stakes are so low....
U.S. Approach to ISIS Finds Few Allies
The president's message at a summit meeting did not seem to elicit enthusiasm from leaders who fear that his strategy might legitimize their enemies.President Obama has called upon a conclave of world leaders to fight violent extremism not just with...
U.S. Visas, Intended to Import Skills, Export Jobs ; Some Companies Using Program to Train Foreign Replacement Workers
A federal program intended to bring in workers with special skills is being used by some American companies to hire and train other foreign workers.When Congress designed temporary work visa programs, the idea was to bring in foreigners with specialized,...
Visas to Import Talent Help to Ship Jobs Abroad
Before the layoffs at Toys 'R' Us headquarters, an accountant said, a young woman from India on a temporary visa "shadowed me everywhere, even to the ladies" room.When Congress designed temporary work visa programs, the idea was to bring in foreigners...
VW Names New Chief at Porsche ; Another Insider Elevated as Company Fills Gaps Opened by Diesel Scandal
The company promoted Oliver Blume, head of production at the company's Porsche unit, replacing Matthias Muller, who was named chief executive of the Volkswagen group last week.Volkswagen moved Wednesday to fill a key management gap created last week...
W.H.O. Says 9 Million More Need H.I.V. Drugs
The organization's new guidelines increase by nine million the number who should get treatment, and by untold millions the number who should get protective doses.Everyone who has H.I.V. should immediately be put on antiretroviral triple therapy and everyone...
With Photos, France Starts Inquiry on Torture in Syria
Based on tens of thousands of photos of torture victims taken by a Syrian defector, the inquiry is in the early stages, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor's office said.France has opened the world's first criminal inquiry into torture under President...
YouTube Heads Deeper into E-Commerce
The new service would place product ads on any video on the site, like product reviews uploaded by amateur reviewers, provided the clip's owner opts in.YouTube will introduce shopping ads on its videos that will let viewers jump directly to retailers'...
YouTube Is Expanding Shopping Links in Videos
The new service would place product ads on any video on the site, like product reviews uploaded by amateur reviewers, provided the clip's owner opts in.YouTube has announced that it will introduce shopping ads on its videos that let viewers jump directly...
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