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Articles from January 25, 2016

A Drug to Cure Fear
After one round of treatment, the arachnophobes held the spiders in their bare hands.Who among us hasn't wanted to let go of anxiety or forget about fear? Phobias, panic attacks and disorders like post-traumatic stress are extremely common: 29 percent...
A European Holdout on Gay Marriage ; Italians Set to Weigh Law to Legalize Civil Unions, but Wide Divide Remains
On Thursday, following months of delays and political jousting, the Italian Senate will begin voting on legislation to legalize civil unions, several years after the failure of a similar effort.Six years ago, Andrea Rubera married his partner in Canada,...
Afghan Laments Lost Chances ; Voice for Ethnic Minority Puts Hopes on Education as Taliban Threat Rises
Azizullah Royesh, an education leader in Afghanistan, expressed regret that, despite progress in schools, the government remains unchanged.After his return to Afghanistan from exile, in 1986, Azizullah Royesh immediately became a tireless advocate of...
Afghan Officials Fired for Facebook Rants ; Pleas on Social Media for Aid Not Viewed Kindly by Ghani Administration
Complaints on social media by two deputy governors besieged by Taliban, Qaeda and Islamic State fighters were not viewed kindly by the government of President Ashraf Ghani.As the fate of Helmand Province hung in the balance last month during a withering...
Airbag Problems Expand in U.S. ; 10th Fatality Announced as Agency Issues Recall for 5 Million More Vehicles
The twin announcements are the latest evidence that automakers and regulators are still struggling to understand the scope of the problem.United States safety regulators have said that a man died in late December when an airbag made by Takata exploded...
Anxieties about China's Economy Fester at Davos ; A More Complex Picture Emerges as Supporters Point to Growth Potential
Behind the gloom and doom a more complex picture of the Chinese economy is emerging at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.At the World Economic Forum, chief executives and investors were blaming China for a slump in global markets.Fears about...
As Despair over Mexico's Government Rises, So Do Lynchings
The actions are born of a sense of hopelessness and impotence in the country, where 98 percent of murders go unsolved and many crimes are not even reported.The lynching began around 7:20 p.m., not long after the brothers had finished conducting their...
A Threat to Alaskan Fishing
Mining projects iCanada endanger the state's salmon rivers.From fall through spring, the fleet of commercial fishing boats here in the panhandle of Alaska stalk winter king salmon. In the mornings prisms of ice sparkle beneath the sodium lights of the docks,...
Automated Investment Consultants Come in All Shapes and Sizes ; Robo-Advisers May Lack the Personal Touch, but They Stay Cool in Crises
Robo-advisers run on autopilot, cost a fraction of traditional advisers' fees and are usually available to small investors, but the risk approaches vary.Since the last major stock market plunge, in 2008 and 2009, a new type of investment adviser has...
Bangladesh Charges 14 as Supporters of Terrorism ; Officials Say the Workers Deported from Singapore Did Not Plan an Attack
The accused are part of a group of construction workers deported from Singapore on suspicion of involvement in militant networks.The Bangladeshi authorities have filed terrorism charges against 14 Bangladeshi construction workers who were deported from...
Battered by Blizzard, U.S. Cities Digging Out
The massive storm left 18 people dead and caused heavy flooding along the coast. The 26.8 inches of snow that fell in Central Park was the second-highest total ever recorded.A massive snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast moved out to sea on Sunday,...
Beijing Faces Pressure to Take Role in Afghan Peace Efforts
As a bloody offensive by the Taliban spreads in Afghanistan, anxious Chinese leaders find themselves under pressure to take a more active role in the long-stalled peace process.As a bloody offensive by the Taliban spreads in Afghanistan and with American...
Bloomberg Considers a Third-Party Presidential Candidacy ; Ex-New York Mayor Said to Be Frustrated by What He Sees as a Chaotic Race
Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is weighing a third-party bid for the presidency, frustrated by what he sees as a race gone haywire.Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent...
Business: The Week Ahead
As compiled by the editors of the International New York Times.Tech company earnings bring focus on iPhone and cloud Quarterly earnings announcements this week will include results from three of the technology sector's most important companies: Apple,...
Canadian Site of Shooting Has Bleak Past ; Addiction and Suicides Have Plagued Town Where Teenager Faces Charges
The community has high levels of unemployment and addiction to drugs and alcohol, and there have been waves of suicides, mostly among young residents.Sudden deaths in La Loche, Saskatchewan, where shootings at two locations left four people dead and...
Chasing Career Longevity, Federer Has Someone to Look Up to ; Ken Rosewall Was 39 When He Reached the Wimbledon Finals in '74
Ken Rosewall set the standard for enduring tennis excellence, reaching the final at Wimbledon in 1974, when he was 39 years old.Marvel at Roger Federer, who last year reached the Wimbledon final at age 33 and the United States Open final at age 34.But...
Clinton, Trump and Sexism
It's a measure of progress that Hillary Clinton is able to run for president as a feminist. But not everyone has evolved.For most of her career, Hillary Clinton suffered for being a feminist.Retaining her last name helped cost her husband the governorship of...
Connecting with Staff, Even at the Biggest Firms
The president of Google for Work says it's important to create a culture where people can present diverse points of view.Amit Singh is president of Google for Work.Q. What were your early influences?A.I grew up in India. My dad was in the armed forces,...
Defective-Ignition Case against G.M. Is Dismissed
The case became troubled after General Motors cast doubt on testimony given by the plaintiff, Robert Scheuer, who was injured in a May 2014 car crash.In an embarrassing setback for litigation against General Motors over its defective ignition switch,...
Democrats Offer Stark Contrast for Party's Future ; Clinton's Centrist Ideals Clash with Sanders's Goal for a Return to Liberalism
After two decades of centrist Democratic policies and presidential nominees, a race has intensified into a struggle over vastly different visions.The race between Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders, which voters will begin deciding next Monday,...
Egypt's Raids Call Attention to Revolt's Anniversary
Many in Egypt are baffled by the scale of a clampdown aimed at preventing commemorating the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.The normally invasive Egyptian authorities had long left Studio Emad Eddin alone, seeing no threat from a performance...
English and French Dominate
The playoff stages of club rugby union's Champions Cup -- its equivalent of soccer's Champions League -- will be an Anglo-French monopoly for the first time in the tournament's 20 year history.The playoff stages of club rugby union's Champions Cup --...
Error-Prone, but Djokovic Advances to Quarterfinals
Error-prone, with lots and lots of errors, Novak Djokovic managed to get by Gilles Simon and advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.The bottom line on Sunday at the Australian Open was that Novak Djokovic prevailed over Gilles Simon, 6-3,...
Ettore Scola, Italian Film Director of Satire and Farce, Dies at 84
In more than 40 films directed over 40 years, Mr. Scola focused on people always haplessly swept along by the tides of their times.Ettore Scola, a Golden Globe winner and five-time Oscar nominee who was considered among the great directors and screenwriters...
How Founder's Obsessions Became Google's Business
Mr. Page isn't the first Silicon Valley chief with a case of intellectual wanderlust, but to a rare degree he has made Google reflect his personal fascinations.Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin's nuclear fusion program,...
How Stories Are Driving Stock Markets
Narrative psychology suggests that popular narratives, particularly human-interest stories, are fundamental drivers of motivation.Since the stock market began falling at the beginning of this year, there seems to have been a palpable change in the stories...
Insights on Iris Murdoch, Delivered in Her Own Letters
Iris Murdoch set aside most afternoons for letters, sending thousands through the years to friends, lovers and fans.Living on Paper. Letters From Iris Murdoch 1934-1995. Edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe.Illustrated. 666 pages. Princeton University...
Loan to Company Linked to Putin Draws Notice
The government-backed Russian Direct Investment Fund made a $1.75 billion loan to Sibur, two of whose major owners have ties to President Vladimir Putin.When a new government-backed investment fund opened five years ago, Moscow wanted to send a simple...
Looking Past a Classroom's Empty Seats
Kinvolved, whose users include a Harlem school, lets teachers take attendance and inform parents by text message if a student is absent or late.Over the years, Etta Covington, a science teacher at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual...
Newest Spur an Unlikely Folk Hero ; 7-Foot-3 Serbian Center Has Gained a Following, despite Little Playing Time
Boban Marjanovic, a 7-foot-3 Spurs center from Serbia, has gained a following, even among opponents' fans, despite little playing time.The Bobinator is a cartoon figure created by a friend of Boban Marjanovic's back in Serbia. The Bobinator's green skin...
New Rules Aim to Improve Diversity at the Oscars ; Motion Picture Academy to Change Voting System and Recruit Minorities
Stung by criticism of its all-white Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it would change its structure to foster diversity.Confronting a fierce protest over a second straight year of all- white Oscar acting nominations,...
News Ads Show the Former YMCA as More Than 'A Gym and Swim Place'
New commercials aim to show how the former YMCA benefits communities and offers more than a gym and swimming pool.The YMCA -- or the Y, as it is now known -- has existed for more than 160 years and has never felt the need to advertise. After all, even...
North Korean Arrest Was Surprise ; Tour Group Member Saw No Sign of a 'Hostile Act' by Detained U.S. Student
There were no signs that an American student, Otto F. Warmbier, had engaged in "antistate" behavior, a tour group member said.An American student who is being detained by North Korea did nothing obvious during a five-day trip to the country that would have...
Outfielder Isn't Perfect, but Mets Deal Makes Sense ; Cespedes a Streaky Hitter with Limited Defense, but He Is an Anchor in Lineup
Yoenis Cespedes is an above-average left fielder with a powerful right-handed bat who does not take enough walks, strikes out a great deal and goes through extreme slumps.At the height of the mania that surrounded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes after his...
Pakistan's Needless Martyrs
We're being told the students killed by the Taliban laid down their lives for the sake of our future. But weren't they our future?According to our security analysts, the massacre of students and teachers at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday...
Plenty of Scoring, Just None for United
While other teams racked up goals in the Premier League with play after stellar play, Manchester United fans got to see a 1-0 loss at home.At halftime in East London, West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet was waiting inside the players' tunnel for...
Privacy Is French Official's Agenda ; Confrontation Is Looming with Big U.S. Companies over Use of Personal Data
Whether or not negotiators reach a pact by Feb. 1 on how companies like Google and Facebook use Europeans' online data, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin is in a position to propel privacy protection efforts.The latest standoff between Europe and American tech...
Puerto Rican Crisis Worsens as Talks Fail
Negotiations to restructure about $9 billion of the debt of Puerto Rico's power company collapsed, raising the prospect of the biggest default yet in the island's debt crisis.Negotiations to restructure roughly $9 billion of the debt of Puerto Rico's...
Reading Signs of Slower Growth at Apple ; with No New Smash Hit on the Horizon, Investors Rethink Firm's Valuation
When Apple reports earnings on Tuesday, investors will be scouring the results for signs of a shift from growth to value.Investors have long relied on Apple for one crucial attribute: growth. Now they are beginning to wonder whether Apple's days as a growth...
Sarah Palin Saves Feminism
She's helped recast outmoded assumptions, and now a woman can stumble and babble without taking down the whole gender.It's a tough call to figure out which place is more benighted: Hollywood or Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia was pulling ahead with all its...
S.E.C. Criticized over Enforcement of Climate Risk Disclosure Requirements
Critics say the Securities and Exchange Commission's oversight has waned, costing shareholders millions.As recently as 2011, shares in Peabody Energy, the world's biggest private-sector coal company, traded at the equivalent of $1,000. Today, they hover...
Sharapova Searches for Way Past Williams
Serena Williams has cast a shadow as unmistakable as a retractable roof over Sharapova's place in tennis history.Sven Groeneveld was camped out in the media seats in Rod Laver Arena on Sunday, shifting his experienced gaze from his smartphone to Serena...
The Fading Two-State Solution
The American ambassador to Israel was right to prod the Netanyahu government about the direction it is heading.Given the brittle relations between the Obama administration and Israel, even truth-telling can ignite a firestorm. That happened this week...
The Hairy Face of a Most Unlikely Winning Streak in Spain ; Valencia Player's Beard Becomes a Lucky Charm, and a Furry Mascot
John Shurna's beard became the unofficial mascot of Valencia's 28- game winning streak.Five or 10 or 20 years from now, when all those who care about the basketball team here talk about the gloriously unexpected winning streak that began in October,...
The Saudis, the C.I.A. and Arms for Syria's Rebels ; Covert Training Mission, Funded by Riyadh, Sheds Light on Shared Interests
A joint arming and training program between the C.I.A. and Saudi Arabia reflects the enduring alliance between the nations even as their relationship and the kingdom's place in the region are in flux.When President Obama secretly authorized the Central...
U.S. Prisoner Freed by Iran Is Said to Be F.B.I. Adviser ; He Didn't Leave Country with Others in Swap, but His Location Is Unclear
The prisoner, Nosratollah Khosravi, was the only American prisoner who did not depart Iran after a deal to swap prisoners was announced a week ago.An American prisoner recently freed by Iran, but about whom little is known, is a former California-based...
With Acquisition, Sotheby's Shifts Strategy
Art Agency, Partners will help bolster expertise on private sales and advising for the 271-year-old auction house.Gobsmacked, as the British might say. That pretty much sums up the art world's reaction to the news this month that Sotheby's has paid as...
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