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Articles from October 24, 2015

43 Die as Bus and Truck Collide in Southwestern France
The accident, near Bordeaux, was said to be the country's deadliest in 33 years. Most of the victims were retirees going on an excursion.A truck collided head-on with a bus carrying elderly people on a sightseeing excursion in southwest France on Friday...
5 Decades in Ever-Changing Istanbul
A street vendor plies his trade over five decades in an ever- changing contemporary Istanbul.A Strangeness in My Mind. By Orhan Pamuk. Translated by Ekin Oklap. 599 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95.Although otherwise accurate, the subtitle to Orhan...
A Chilly Reception from Senate Panel to Pleas from Puerto Rico for Help
A committee was critical of the island for what it said were confusing and outdated numbers and unimpressed with an administration plan to help.Officials from debt-plagued Puerto Rico, hoping for some comfort and sympathy -- and even practical advice...
American's Dreams Are Coming True ; Young Californian Gets His Long-Sought Chance to Race in Formula One
After six years of being a test driver, the 24-year-old Californian Alexander Rossi is finally getting a chance to race in the elite series, with the Manor team.During the winter break from racing early this year, the American driver Alexander Rossi,...
An Irish Actress Embraces Her Journey ; Lead Role in 'Brooklyn' Parallels the Changes in Saoirse Ronan's Life
The actress, who earned an Oscar nomination at 13, stars in the film "Brooklyn," taking on an adult role that parallels the changes in her own life.It's a mystery to Saoirse Ronan why she's one of the few Irish actresses to burst onto the world's stage...
Argentine Front-Runner Could End Debt Dispute
If elected president, Daniel Scioli is expected to seek a compromise with hedge funds over nearly $100 billion of bonds that Argentina defaulted on in 2001.As Argentina prepares for a new president, a glimmer of hope has emerged that a ferocious standoff...
Arts Guide
A look at selected arts events worldwide.TokyoFestival/Tokyo Various venues. Oct. 31-Dec. 6."God Bless Baseball," a trilingual theater piece featuring South Korean and Japanese performers that explores the long shadow American culture casts over East...
A Silver Lining for Amazon Cloud ; Shares Soar as Company Surprises Analysts with Small Profit for Quarter
The e-commerce, computing and entertainment company reported that it made $79 million in the third quarter, or 17 cents a share.Amazon is selling a lot of things to a lot of people and is even managing to carve out a little profit in the process.The...
A Tale of U.S.-Pakistani Ties
Some Pakistanis hate America so much they want to send their children there and hope they don't return.When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan met President Obama this week, and both reaffirmed and reiterated everything that had been reaffirmed...
At Benghazi Hearing, Clinton Lets Others Do the Shouting ; Awaited Appearance by Ex-Secretary of State Produces Few Revelations
Hillary Rodham Clinton's long-awaited appearance, in its first hours, served as a replay of contested arguments from previous hearings and talk shows.Republican lawmakers spent more than eight hours aggressively questioning Hillary Rodham Clinton, seeking...
A Wrong Turn in Indianapolis
Despite great expectations, the elite racing series never managed to make the greatest racetrack in the United States the home of its U.S. Grand Prix.The idea of running the United States Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of single-seat,...
Ben Bernanke on the Great Recession
Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, writes about how government and financial institutions dealt with the Great Recession.The Courage to Act. A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath. By Ben S. Bernanke. Illustrated. 610 pages. W.W....
Britain Joins Ranks in Welcoming XI ; E.U. Leaders Shift Focus Away from Human Rights to China's Booming Trade
European nations are de-emphasizing unease about human rights and security as they compete to benefit from China's growing economic might.The visit to Britain by President Xi Jinping of China is underscoring how European nations are de-emphasizing human...
Buying into Corporate Feuds ; as Investors Take Stakes in Lawsuits, Critics Warn of a Litigation Arms Race
Thanks to "litigation finance," investors are buying shares in other people's lawsuits. Are they warping the legal system in the process?The Miller quick coupler comes in a few different sizes. The one I tried out has the proportions of a laundry bin...
Calls Grow at U.N. to Secure Global Peace
Frustration is aimed at the five permanent members: Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general of the United Nations, is not known for scolding the envoys of the most powerful nations on Earth.But at a recent...
China Tries, Again, to Spur Growth ; Central Bank Cuts Rates for 6th Time and Takes Steps to Bolster Lending
The central bank's move came after data showed growth slipped to 6.9 percent in the third quarter and as the country faced persistently weak inflation.China on Friday cut interest rates and freed its banks to lend more, the government's latest attempt...
Christo's Epic Works in Progress ; 6 Years after Wife's Death, the Artist Is Returning with Several Big Projects
Ten years after "The Gates," and six after the death of his wife, Jeanne-Claude, the artist prepares "The Floating Piers" for Italy's Lake Iseo.It has been a decade since those 16 days in February 2005 when the artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed...
Clinton and the Benghazi Gang
Hours of testimony produced no new information about embassy security and devolved into a partisan exercise.Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state, spent hours on Thursday facing down a gang of spiteful Republican lawmakers who once saw...
Convictions and Pleas Dropped in Insider Cases
Preet Bharara, United States attorney in Manhattan, moved to drop insider trading charges and convictions of seven people.The impact of a landmark decision that made it harder to prosecute insider trading was amply demonstrated as the top federal prosecutor...
Crucial Aid for Indonesia
Obama has the chance to help one of the world's biggest carbon polluters fight deforestation.When President Obama welcomes President Joko Widodo of Indonesia on his first White House visit next week, he will have a valuable opportunity to help curb one...
Digital Missives from beyond the Grave ; Sites Are Storing Video and Other Messages to Assist after People Die
Several sites seek to act as kind of a Dropbox for the hereafter, storing messages meant for a decedent's family and friends, like advice for children at life's milestones.Amiram Hayardeny's father was a robust man with a booming voice until he developed...
Doctors without Hospitals
Obama must backan international investigation of the deadly airstrikes on our medical facility in Kunduz.As awful as war is, it still has rules. These rules, codified by the Geneva Conventions, aim to restrain warring parties and save lives, even in...
Drumming Up a Living: Indie Musicians Find Rewards in Online Streaming
The growth of playlists and social media means that an unfamiliar song can pop into a listener's feed and be heard, saved and shared.Early last year, Perrin Lamb, a singer-songwriter in Nashville who is not signed to a record label, started to receive...
European Rugby Searches for Answers
The failure of Europe's top rugby nations to reach the semifinals of a tournament played on European soil has produced vigorous debate and introspection.The World Cup was intended to be a celebration of rugby, symbolized by the opening up for its final...
Feeling the Power of Victoria Falls ; How Do You Dive into the Massive Continent of Africa? Read about the Waters of Guinea-Bissau, the Ruins of Ancient Carthage, the Beer of Monrovia and More Online at WWW.Nytimes.Com/travel
National borders, African history, and the richness and power of the natural world intersect where the broad mass of the Zambezi River plunges into a thundering abyss.I saw Victoria Falls from both sides while posted in southern Africa for The New York...
FIAC Lacks Volume, but It Does Have Finesse ; Some Favor Paris Art Fair for Its Blend of Modern and Contemporary Work
Frieze in London leads with sheer volume, in art and sales, while FIAC in Paris competes with its mix of new and 20th-century art.October is the month when London and Paris, with their respective Frieze and FIAC fairs, compete head-to-head as international destinations...
Fiat Chrysler Contract Approved
A provision that overcame the biggest sticking point in the negotiations allows entry-level employees to effectively achieve wage parity with veteran workers.After soundly rejecting an earlier proposal, union workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have...
Forget Benghazi. What about Libya?
A failure by America to lead could mean that Libya becomes the home that ISIS wants in Africa.Inside the Beltway, Libya is the name of a scandal, not a country. But right now, Libya the country has a chance to right its course in its difficult transition...
Hackers Sought Ransom, Says Telecom in Britain
Personal information on some of the British telecommunications company's four million customers was compromised.The chief executive of TalkTalk, a British telecommunications provider, said on Friday that she had received a ransom demand from hackers...
In Kenya, Spotting the Wildlife of the Masai Mara Reserve
Travel to Kenya and other parts of East Africa is actually more accessible than many Americans believe -- and more rewarding, too.We were in our tent in Samburu, Kenya, snug in bed, and it was well past midnight. Suddenly, my wife elbowed me awake. I...
In Our Pages
Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: A French painting tours the United States in 1915; Rome awaits Ion Antonescu's visit in 1940.1915 Peace May Be Seen in New YorkTo obtain money for the relief of the families of French artists now...
Is Formula One Nearing U.S. Grail? ; with Austin Grand Prix, Series Stokes Its Efforts to Woo American Market
The elite racing series stages the fourth edition of the United States Grand Prix at the highly praised Circuit of the Americas in Texas.There is probably no sport in the world that would not like to have a piece of the rich, vast American market.One...
Keynes Comes to Canada
The Liberal platform that Justin Trudeau won with promises a break with orthodoxy on public spending.Canada has a reputation for dullness. Back in the 1980s The New Republic famously declared "Worthwhile Canadian Initiative" the world's most boring headline....
Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion
Those who immerse themselves in their pursuits show courage in getting past worrying about what others think.Earlier this week I watched some young musicians perform Lady Gaga songs in front of Lady Gaga. As India Carney's voice rose and swooped during...
Lofty Debate of Bishops Holds Impact for Catholics ; as Meeting Concludes, Recommendations Could Change Life in the Pews
As the bishops conclude their meeting, the question is just how far they will go in backing Pope Francis' call for a church more open to the complicated, less-than-perfect lives of modern Catholics.Devout Catholics, Nathalie and Christian Mignonat have...
Netanyahu's Holocaust Blunder
The prime minister's inflammatory comments come at a time of dangerous tensions in Israel.The claim by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that a Palestinian persuaded Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews of Europe is outrageous. It is outrageous...
Opel Rejects Allegations of High Diesel Emissions
The German unit of General Motors denied allegations from an environmental group that the Zafira motor exceeded European caps for nitrogen oxide.Opel, the German unit of General Motors, on Friday denied allegations by an environmental lobbying group...
Pennies Saved Add Up to a Pennant Earned for Patient Mets
The Mets' season validates their adherence to a plan born of necessity and based on prudence, pitching and a whole lot of patience.The Mets are back in the World Series after 15 years, seeking their first title in nearly three decades. Their rise to...
Polish Voters Look to Right for Change ; Pre-Election Polls Show Conservatives Poised to Oust Governing Party
Pre-election polls show the Law and Justice party ahead of the governing Civic Platform party, though perhaps not enough to win a parliamentary majority.Poland appears poised to join the region's rightward drift toward nationalism and toss out the center-right...
Politics Often Dictate Soccer Clubs' Lineups ; Dortmund Holds out Star from Azerbaijan Game for Fear He'd Face Arrest
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a member of the national team of Armenia, which technically remains at war with Azerbaijan over Nagorno- Karabakh.Borussia Dortmund defeated the Azerbaijani club Qabala, 3-1, in a Europa League group-stage match in Baku, Azerbaijan,...
Reinventing the Library
If we change the role of libraries and librarians, we must be careful to preserve the centrality of the book.Plato, in the "Timaeus," says that when one of the wisest men of Greece, the statesman Solon, visited Egypt, he was told by an old priest that...
Storied German Carmaker Tries a Comeback in China ; Discontinued in 1961, Borgward Aims to Rebuild Its Once-Stylish Brand
For a moment in the 1950s, the second-biggest German automaker wasn't BMW or Mercedes. It was Borgward, and it may start selling cars again.The German auto company with a storied history but a blemished reputation is trying to make a comeback.No, not...
Swept Up in the Migrant Tide
This summer, as the Majid family left Syria for Europe, The New York Times followed them through weeks of defeat, triumph, disillusionment and determination.Zain al-Abideen Majid's father lifts him over a coil of glittering razor wire in the moonlit...
Takata's Side Airbags Could Expand Recalls
U.S. auto safety regulators are looking at the possibility that side airbags, not just those in front of the driver and front-seat passenger, may be flawed.The recall of potentially defective Takata airbags, one of the largest and most complex auto recalls...
The $31 Billion 'Heist' in Myanmar Jade ; Antigraft Group Reports on a Lucrative Industry Mired in Criminal Activity
The secretive industry driving armed conflict and rampant drug abuse was worth as much as $31 billion in 2014, according to a report.Myanmar's jade trade, a secretive industry driving armed conflict and rampant drug abuse, was worth as much as $31 billion...
The Myth of Putin's Strategic Genius
The West should see Russia's intervention in Syria as a desperate gamble, not as a brilliant move.The Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, continues to surprise. Russia's military intervention in Syria, followed by a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this...
The Punts Feel Natural; the Helmet Doesn't
Blake O'Neill of Michigan is one of a growing number of punters in the United States who developed their technique in Australian rules football.When you are a boy in Australia, you punt.On a peewee football team in the United States, perhaps one or two...
Up Close, Very Close, with Rwanda's Gorillas ; Tourism Helps Sustain Population Threatened by Poachers and Habitat Loss
A visit with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda offers insight on a rare ecological balance.If there is a safari that brings you any closer, on foot, to wild beasts capable of mauling you, I'm not sure I care to be on it.One second you are bushwhacking...
U.S. Weighs No-Fly Zones to Protect Syrians ; White House Considers Policy, as It Announces Departure of ISIS Envoy
The refugee crisis in Europe and Russia's military intervention in Syria have pressured President Obama to take more forceful action.The Obama administration, locked in a sharp new debate over how to deploy American military forces in Syria and grappling...
Walmart Plays Catch-Up in Race with Amazon
The magnitude of the task Walmart faces has grown exponentially as e-commerce growth has continued to surge globally.When Walmart announced recently that it was significantly increasing its investment in e-commerce, it tacitly acknowledged that it had...
What Parity? 5 Unbeaten N.F.L. Teams after 6 Weeks ; Scheduling Luck Helps, but Strong Defense and Quarterbacks Tilt Scales
It is the first time in N.F.L. history that five teams are undefeated through six weeks.The N.F.L. is making a parody out of the idea that it is a league defined by parity. For the first time in its history, five teams remain undefeated through six weeks....
Why It Makes Sense to Save for College Now
A persistent belief that saving for your children's college tuition will hurt their financial aid eligibility is mostly wrong.You should save money for college expenses if you possibly can. And if you're worried about how that savings might hurt your...
You're Not Supposed to Understand the Fed
The Federal Reserve affects nearly every person on the planet, but almost no one understands it. And that's by design.Imagine if aliens in a spacecraft were studying the United States from above. Their conclusion, I expect, would be that the single most...
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