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Articles from September 10, 2014

9/11 Museum Readies 'Survivor' Video
A video of the "survivor tree" and a Twitter feed to enable fund- raising were created by the New York office of BBDO Worldwide.The National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York is commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks with...
A Century Emerges from the Shadows ; Photographs Shed Light on Forgotten and Banned Pieces of Russian History
This fall, London is rediscovering Russia through several different angles, including photographs tracing a century of often forbidden history.In the spring of 1909, Czar Nicholas II of Russia held an unusual audience. His guest, a photographer, entertained...
Activist Vows to Contest Charge at Chinese Trial ; Prominent Campaigner Is the Latest to Go to Court over Protests in the South
Yang Maodong has promised to fight the charge, his lawyer said, despite being certain that he will be convicted and imprisoned.Yang Maodong, a human rights activist who has long been at the forefront of contentious causes in southern China, will stand...
A Drastic Step to Rescue a Faltering Smartphone ; Amazon Cuts Fire's Price to 99 Cents from $200, but Analysts Are Doubtful
Analysts said the drastic cut was inevitable but wondered whether it would help improve sales, which have been disappointing so far.Sixty thousand people vied to attend the unveiling of Amazon's first smartphone in late June.If only the retailer could...
Alibaba Makes Its First Big I.P.O. Pitch to Wall St
Potential investors gathered in New York for the first big marketing pitch for Alibaba's initial public offering, which could raise as much as $21 billion.About 15 years ago, Jack Ma traveled to Silicon Valley to raise a few million dollars for his newborn...
An Effortless Victory at End of a Long Road ; Cilic Wins U.S. Open, Capping off His Return from Drug Suspension
At No. 14, Marin Cilic becamse the lowest seed to win the U.S. Open since Pete Sampras took the 2002 tournament as the No. 17 seed.After the worry and the wait; after other years' nerves and last year's bitterness, it suddenly looked easy for Marin Cilic.Tomas...
Art and Antiques in a Royal Setting ; Biennale Des Antiquaires Will Recreate Versailles, Complete with Greenery
The 81 exhibitors at Biennale des Antiquaires will draw inspiration from the 18th-century gardener Andre Le Notre.For its theme this year, the Biennale des Antiquaires has chosen the royal gardens of Versailles, transported and transfigured under the...
As Karzai Calls for Unity, Ceremony Ends in Discord
President Hamid Karzai pleaded Tuesday for a speedy settlement to Afghanistan's political crisis, but the event at which he spoke was marred by hooting and catcalls.President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday pleaded for national unity and a speedy settlement...
Bidding War Erupts over U.S. Brokerage ; Rival's Higher Bid for GFI Threatens Its Proposed Merger with CME Group
The bid from BGC Partners came less than two months after the CME Group agreed to acquire GFI in a two-part transaction worth about $580 million.A bidding war is breaking out for the GFI Group, a New York brokerage and clearing firm. BGC Partners said...
Bold Words by Obama Come Back to Haunt Him ; His Past Assessments of the Mideast Look out of Kilter with Today's Reality
President Obama faces the challenge of reconciling previous statements with a new mission to recommit forces in the Middle East.When President Obama addresses the nation on Wednesday to explain his plan to defeat Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria,...
Briefly: International Traveler
As compiled by editors of The International New York Times.New smartphone app offers last-minute guidance on flightsTravelers who like the spontaneity that services like Hotel Tonight afford will be happy to hear that the last-minute booking game has...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of The International New York Times.Astronomy Scientists give a name to a network of galaxiesFor the first time, astronomers have outlined and named the network of galaxies that includes the Milky Way, adding a line to our cosmic...
British Make Urgent Push to Sway Scots to Vote No ; London Offers Incentives of Autonomy as Support for Independence Grows
As signs of independence support grow, officials moved rapidly forward with plans to grant Scotland more say over its own affairs if its votes to stay in the union.With nine days left before Scotland votes on whether to become independent, Britain's...
China Warns U.S. on Monitoring ; General's Remarks to Rice during Visit Highlights Gap between Nations
Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered the warning on the last day of Susan E. Rice's visit to China.The United States should halt its "close-in" aerial and naval surveillance of China, a senior Chinese military...
Coke Vote Depends on the Math
Coke's assurance of broad-based support for a new senior management compensation plan failed to account for opposition by big shareholders.In the spring, in the face of increasing questions about Coca- Cola's proposed new compensation plan, the chairwoman...
Companies Shift Some Executives from China ; New Focus on Singapore Reflects Growing Interest in Southeast Asia Market
As companies pay more attention to Southeast Asia, some are relocating executives to the city-state, though the number of operations moved is small.General Motors moved the headquarters of its international division here from Shanghai last month. Archer...
Conceptual Anarchy ; the French Artist Pierre Huyghe Prepares for a Retrospective
When Pierre Huyghe's art heads to Los Angeles for his highly anticipated American retrospective, it's not clear which of his works-in-progress will be fully incubated.Pierre Huyghe has long loved "Locus Solus," Raymond Roussel's 1914 novel about an inventor...
Confronting the ISIS Threat
President Obama must now make the case for a broader regional response.President Obama said on Sunday that now is the time "to start going on some offense" against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Sunni extremist group that is overrunning...
Coping with Newfound Fame -- Again ; 'Goldfinch' Brings Crowds to Dutch Gallery Linked to Another Best- Selling Novel
The reopening of the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery has been helped by the popularity of a book featuring one of its works, "The Goldfinch."CORRECTION APPENDED A small painting of a little bird chained to its feed box used to hang in the...
Dengue Fever Hits Japan
The outbreak is another sign of the health impacts of a warming climate.Japan had been free of dengue fever since 1945, but that streak is now over. More than 60 Japanese have come down with the disease since the end of August. Dengue is a viral infection...
Don't Look for Change at Top of FIFA
Sepp Blatter announced that he hoped this would, in fact, not be his final term in office despite his age and the considerable potholes of his tenure.Sepp Blatter is a mutant immortal butterfly, a creature that spends years in a cocoon, oblivious to...
Ebola Cases Are Reported to Be Soaring in Liberia
The World Health Organization said the numbers of new patients in Liberia pointed to "a large but previously invisible caseload."The World Health Organization has issued a dire Ebola warning concerning Liberia, saying that the number of afflicted patients...
Eichmann, the Unrepentant Obersturmbannfuhrer
In his years in Argentina, Adolf Eichmann remained a convinced Nazi, proud of his wartime achievements.CORRECTION APPENDED Eichmann Before Jerusalem. The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer. By Bettina Stangneth. Translated by Ruth Martin. 579 pages....
Even in Loss, Nishikori Inspires His Hometown
Residents of Matsue, Japan, woke up early Tuesday to watch Kei Nishikori lose the U.S. Open final, but they still took pride that he made it that far.The residents of this town poured in by the hundreds in the pre- dawn hours, filling the main auditorium...
Families Feud over Delhi Estates
The first-time author Ratna Vira has stirred up a buzz in New Delhi with "Daughter by Court Order," about a woman cut out of a prominent family's inheritance.CORRECTION APPENDED Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy once noted,...
Fed Signals Intent to Slim Down Big U.S. Banks
The Fed will propose capital requirements for big banks that will be higher than those demanded under international regulations.The Federal Reserve, mindful that some banks are still so big that their failure could weigh on the wider economy, says it...
Feeding a Desire to Make Gigantic Works ; Southern France Benefits from International Trend toward Monumental Art
The new initiatives respond to a trend toward oversize works that has fed a desire to produce and buy monumental art.The south of France, long a vacation destination for art lovers, is sprouting new attractions: foundations to display monumental works...
Flight Rage? It Happens, but It's Rare
Cramped conditions in the back of a plane can severely test passenger equanimity. But such incidents are actually not common.Recent stories about angry disputes over reclining coach seats and crimped personal space are often accompanied by assertions...
For Many, Education Is Hardly Equal
Data from the O.E.C.D. show that the United States trails nearly all other industrialized nations when it comes to educational equality.Imagine the United States government taxed the nation's one- percenters so that their post-tax share of the nation's...
Former SAC Trader Gets Nine Years in Jail
Judge Paul G. Gardephe said the stiff sentence was appropriate, given the hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in the 2008 insider trading scheme.The parents of Mathew Martoma, the former portfolio manager for SAC Capital Advisors, sat quietly through...
From One West Coast to Another ; Mexican-American Art of Los Angeles Brightens a Sister City in France
Mexican-American street art from Los Angeles is being shown in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux until Sept. 21.Walking with Richard Antony "Cheech" Marin and John Valadez through the Center of Contemporary Visual Arts here is like joining them...
Google Is Target of European Backlash on U.S. Tech Dominance ; Europe's Antitrust Chief Wants Better Terms in Settlement with Company
Regulators want Google to change its algorithm. If Google doesn't comply, the antitrust settlement it reached with Europe this year may be voided.A top German official called for Google to be broken up. A French minister pronounced the company a threat...
Hirohito Wary of Fighting U.S., Papers Show
Before Japan's surprise Pearl Harbor attack, Emperor Hirohito said going to war with the United States was "self-destructive," an official history of his reign said.CORRECTION APPENDED Before Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Emperor Hirohito criticized...
Home Depot Data Breach Could Be the Largest Ever ; Hackers May Have Stolen Data on 60 Million Cards in 5-Month-Long Attack
Home Depot confirmed that hackers had attacked its cash register system. Information on more than 60 million credit cards may have been stolen.Home Depot has confirmed that hackers broke into its in-store payments systems, in what could be the largest...
In a Carry-On Bag, a Bartender's Tools Stir Up Trouble at Airport Security
If Charles Joly needs his muddlers, zesters and wine keys for a presentation on the art of bartending, he knows not to travel with them in his carry-on.If I could have one of those sci-fi teleporters, I probably wouldn't go to the airport. But that's...
In Ukraine, Palace Is Still Emblem of Dysfunction ; Months after Revolution, State Has Yet to Take over Former President's Estate
More than six months after protesters drove Viktor F. Yanukovych from power, his estate displays the difficulty in bringing about a real break with the past.It was supposed to become a Museum of Corruption, a triumphant trophy of Ukraine's February revolution...
Inversion Delusion
The argument is bogus that corporations leave the U.S. and set up overseas because of high corporate tax rates.On Monday, the Tax Policy Center in Washington held a panel discussion on the subject of "corporate inversions" -- the practice of taking over...
Investors Spooked by Scottish Referendum
A poll showing that voters favor independence set off a decline in the British pound and in the stocks of financial institutions with large operations in Scotland.By Landon Thomas Jr. Scotland, home to just five million people, has never weighed on the...
Legislators Approve Iraqi Cabinet ; Unity Government Is Led by Shiite, but 2 Strategic Posts Remain Unfilled
The new government is led by a Shiite prime minister, who must heal deep rifts with Iraq's Sunni and Kurdish populations.Iraqi lawmakers have approved a new power-sharing government led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, but they have left the two most divisive...
Libyans Seeking Aid in Tunisia Tell of Worsening Strife
A new surge of refugees has arrived in Tunisia as fighting has spread to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, whose accounts depict a country spiraling into chaos.Libyans seeking medical care and a refuge from war are filling the private clinics in this coastal...
Magda Olivero, Frenzy-Inspiring Italian Soprano, Dies at 104
Miss Olivero inspired deep devotion, as well as bootleg recordings and thundering ovations.Magda Olivero, an Italian soprano who for decades whipped audiences around the world into a frenzy of adulation that was operatic even by operatic standards, died...
Magic Still Potent among Ancient Stones ; Recent Restoration of Site Adds to the Sense of Mystery at Stonehenge
At Stonehenge, a recent restoration project of the site adds to its sense of mystery.Standing at the center of the Stone Circle of Stonehenge in the moments before dawn, lulled by low-hanging rain clouds, I am, for a while, unable to understand why so...
Mass Climate Disruption Is Forecast for North American Birds
The National Audubon Society foresees danger for more than half of the 650 species of birds in North America.The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon might leave Minnesota, and the trumpeter swan could be entirely...
Mexican Building Boom Yields Ghost Towns ; Low-Income Residents Who Saw Chance for Fresh Start Now Feel Trapped
A Mexican program to address a housing shortage led to developments with no jobs or services, so thousands of new owners have abandoned their homes.In an enormous housing development on the edge of this scrappy commuter town, Lorena Serrano's 11-foot-wide...
Mexico's Dubious Reforms
From education to the oil sector, the government has pledged sweeping reforms. So why is no one celebrating?Many Mexican politicians are losing sleep lately pondering an enigma: How is it possible that the most important set of governmental reforms in...
No Sure Thing in Malaysian Bid to Build New York Casino Resort
The bid of the Malaysian conglomerate Genting Group for a casino license in upstate New York is audacious but faces difficulties.As New York State considers a roulette wheel's worth of options for how it should enter the Las Vegas-style casino business,...
'Outside Objects' Struck Malaysian Jet ; Dutch Inquiry Matches Theories That a Missile Caused Ukraine Crash
The finding by Dutch investigators supports theories that Flight 17 was brought down over Ukraine by a missile.A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went down over a war zone in eastern Ukraine in July was struck by "high-energy objects from outside...
Republican Field for 2016 Is Light on Foreign Policy ; as Conflicts Rage, Worries Grow That Candidates Will Appear out of Their Depth
Potential contenders for the party's 2016 nomination lack foreign policy experience. But as voters have shown in the past, it might not matter.Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky likes to note that he had no foreign policy three and a half years ago, when...
Revisiting a Moon That Still Has Secrets to Reveal ; Supermoon Revives Interest in Its Violent Origins and Hidden Face
Some astronomers dislike the whole supermoon hoopla, but it shines a light on lunar studies, a vibrant enterprise that is yielding a wealth of insights and surprises.As the moon wheels around Earth every 28 days and shows us a progressively greater and...
Rice Case Was Shocking before Video
A video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee made the assault seem worse, but the facts alone should be enough in any domestic violence case.CORRECTION APPENDED Did N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell see the video of Baltimore Ravens running...
Russia's Next Land Grab?
Moscow's meddling in the Caucasus is connected to the crisis in Ukraine.CORRECTION APPENDED Ukraine isn't the only place where Russia is stirring up trouble for its neighbors. Ever since the Soviet Union broke up, Moscow has routinely supported...
Save Lives by Changing Minds
There are a few ways to reduce head trauma in soccer, but one key factor is getting rid of outdated notions that it is acceptable to play on while concussed.Three months have passed since the World Cup in Brazil, and still FIFA seems unaware or unwilling...
Scale of Floods Hinders Relief Effort in India and Pakistan
A collapse in some areas of the communications infrastructure has added to the strain.After nearly a week of incessant rains and flooding that have left hundreds of people dead in Pakistan and the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, rescue operations...
Scots, What the Heck?
An independent Scotland using Britain's pound would be a recipe for economic disaster. Just look at Spain's recent history.Next week Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. And polling suggests that support for independence has...
Security-Conscious Fliers Can Keep Their Data Secure
Experts share methods for maintaining security on electronic devices at hotels, airports and other places.Josh Shields, a corporate pilot, spends 180 days a year flying around the world, often to Asia and Europe. He carries two laptops, an iPad and two...
Sell-Side Economics: Know-How and Funding Are Key to Profit
In the burgeoning business of street markets, expertise often comes with on-the-job training while juggling costs and business strategy.As you browse at an antiques or flea market, have you ever wondered how common is it for sellers to turn a profit...
Sentences for Insider Trading Get Tougher
The substantial prison term for Mathew Martoma raises the question of why sentences for insider trading are reaching levels once considered impossible.The nine-year prison term given to Mathew Martoma is only the latest in a string of sentences starting...
Some Get the Point
"What women want" is an existential question at the heart of fashion, and one that houses such as Diane von Furstenberg and the Row understand.There is some cosmic justice in the fact that the spring ready- to-wear season is taking place just as women...
Surge in Shale Energy Production Injects Life Back into Ohio's Ghost Towns
A surge in domestic oil and gas production in the Midwestern United States is changing the economic calculus for old industries and downtrodden cities.Waist-high weeds and a crumbling old Chevy mark the entrance to a rust-colored factory complex on the...
The 'Right to Be Forgotten' Listening Tour ; Google Begins Hearings on How to Comply with Court's De-Linking Order
Google begins hearings on how to comply with a court's order to de-link information if people request it be removed.As Google seeks expert advice on how to carry out its "right to be forgotten" court order in Europe, the company went on Tuesday to the...
Tokyo Firm in $1 Billion Deal for U.S. Rebate Site ; Acquisition by Rakuten Part of Strategy to Reduce Reliance on Home Market
Rakuten, an e-commerce giant in Japan, will buy Ebates, which provides cash-back services, in an effort to reduce its reliance on its home market.The Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has its eye on America.On Tuesday, the Tokyo-based company agreed...
U2 Expected to Play a Role at Apple's Release Event ; Band to Highlight News about the Latest iPhone and Release of iWatch
In addition to performing, the band was to reveal an integration with Apple's products that is connected to its next album, according to people briefed on the plans.For Apple's big announcement on Tuesday, some big news was expected about the iPhone,...
Unleashing Nature's Glory ; Richard Wilson Changed Landscapes by Putting Reality Ahead of Idealism
A National Museum exhibition in Cardiff, Wales, illustrates the influence the British artist Richard Wilson had on landscape painting.If Richard Wilson had not embarked on a Grand Tour of Europe in 1750, he might have ended his days as an artist as he...
Unusual Drama School in Rome Is Set to Expand ; Director Aims to Change Perceptions While Giving Students a Real Education
The Pathological Theater program offers education to people with mental disabilities, and gives them a stage to act on.Changing people's perceptions of mental illness has been a longtime mission for Dario D'Ambrosi, an Italian avant-garde actor and author....
U.S. Courting Turkey to Help Dismantle ISIS ; Hagel Visits NATO Ally Seen as 'Indispensable'; Ankara Fears Kurds' Role
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with Turkish officials to persuade them to join the coalition being formed to fight the jihadist militant group.The Obama administration has begun the work of trying to determine exactly what roles the members of...
U.S. Says Decision near on Corporate Expatriates
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said he would decide what action the administration can take to stop companies from moving abroad to avoid taxes.Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said that he would decide "in the very near future" what regulatory action the...
U.S. Team to Visit Russia over Arms Pact Dispute ; Americans Say Moscow Has Tested Cruise Missile Banned in 1987 Treaty
The United States says the Russians have been testing a ground- launched cruise missile in violation of the 1987 Soviet-American INF treaty.With the prospects for future cooperation on arms control hanging in the balance, the Obama administration is...
What Will Doom the Death Penalty
Capital punishment in America is inefficient, exorbitant and unsatisfying.To opponents of the death penalty, recent accounts of botched executions and DNA-based exonerations of death-row prisoners have revived hope that judges and voters will finally...
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