Your New Digest 1 http://feed.informer.com/digests/WKCLTCFFB4/feeder Your New Digest 1 Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:53:46 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Protests in Iranian City Where ‘Everything Is Covered in Brown Dust’ http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/middleeast/iran-ahvaz-pollution-protests.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9a61ea18-072f-bad9-339f-346786f28934 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:00:12 -0500 Residents of Ahvaz, a center of oil production, protested for days over dust storms, power failures and government mismanagement. Russia Will Accept Passports Issued by East Ukraine Separatists http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/europe/russia-east-ukraine-separatists.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:45fbb5f0-49f6-776b-ab9d-63cd93e62c54 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:08:13 -0500 President Vladimir V. Putin’s decree stopped short of recognizing two breakaway provinces as independent states, but Ukraine said it would complicate peace negotiations. Protests in Iranian City Where ‘Everything Is Covered in Brown Dust’ http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/middleeast/iran-ahvaz-pollution-protests.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9642a73f-13ef-17a9-4713-9a830265fb33 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:00:13 -0500 Residents of Ahvaz, a center of oil production, protested for days over dust storms, power failures and government mismanagement. Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive on Mosul http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000004943119/iraqi-forces-launch-offensive-on-mosul.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:fb6476da-a577-0e3f-4dfb-41fecbd486c1 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:35:42 -0500 Iraqi forces resumed efforts to retake Mosul from the Islamic State on Sunday, launching airstrikes on the western part of the city where hundreds of thousands of civilians are still trapped. Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime? http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/arts/design/has-the-art-market-become-an-unwitting-partner-in-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:21ef4617-8aad-b218-9216-f3ae73e719e5 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:25:47 -0500 The debate about anonymity in art sales has intensified as some people wonder whether a lack of ownership transparency has invited criminal activity. Hear This: Class Pay Gap in Britain Shows Snobbery Persists http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/europe/britain-class-pay-gap-snobbery.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:65f3ca7f-994b-8aa3-da4e-720b48023fb7 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:39:26 -0500 It’s not just accents — a government report says a pay disparity makes clear the nation’s elitism. Milan Journal: In the Land of Opera, a Choir for the Tone Deaf http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/europe/in-the-land-of-opera-a-choir-for-the-tone-deaf.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:5e8fb67f-652d-7497-87cb-64bffc474c4e Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:24:02 -0500 Italy’s next gift to the music world may be a Milan group that helps adults overcome their vocal shortcomings and gain confidence in their singing. Protests in Iranian City Where ‘Everything Is Covered in Brown Dust’ http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/middleeast/iran-ahvaz-pollution-protests.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:0869f1ac-2634-5c42-3503-740124a2b535 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:00:28 -0500 Residents of Ahvaz, a center of oil production, protested for days over dust storms, power outages and government mismanagement. North Korea Is Accused of Killing Leader’s Half Brother http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000004942818/north-korea-is-accused-of-killing-leaders-half-brother.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:81ce863e-81b8-db06-9fc0-0b6b16ab2300 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:42:51 -0500 Over the weekend, South Korea publicly accused North Korea of responsibility for killing Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. The Malaysian authorities also released a list of 11 people linked to their inquiry into a plot to kill him. North Korea Is Accused of Killing Leader’s Half Brother http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000004942818/north-korea-is-accused-of-killing-leaders-half-brother.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:6133944c-46ad-e97b-8f20-436d7d9ee0e2 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:42:35 -0500 Over the weekend, South Korea publicly accused North Korea of responsibility for killing Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. The Malaysian authorities also released a list of 11 people linked to their inquiry into a plot to kill him. As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/asia/junk-food-ban-vanuatu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:495aa3ae-99c1-73cc-a85a-21fe997562c6 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:47:58 -0500 A ban on imported food at government functions and tourist establishments is an early step to prevent disease and promote healthy habits in an isolated province of Vanuatu. As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/asia/junk-food-ban-vanuatu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:1338d984-cd6b-eb55-c349-d44fb811af27 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:47:57 -0500 A ban on imported food at government functions and tourist establishments is an early step to prevent disease and promote healthy habits in an isolated province of Vanuatu. Milan Journal: In the Land of Opera and Callas, a Choir for the Tone Deaf http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/europe/in-the-land-of-opera-and-callas-a-choir-for-the-tone-deaf.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7dcfa6be-8c9f-9ccb-00b4-d6527946243b Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:06:45 -0500 Italy’s next gift to the music world may be a Milan group that helps adults overcome their vocal shortcomings and gain confidence in their singing. Russia Stirs Friction in Balkans, as NATO Keeps an Uneasy Peace http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/europe/russia-nato-balkans.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:0241f3ed-deec-da18-dc6a-19f801012765 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:18:59 -0500 Russia is again stirring tensions in the volatile Balkans, at a moment when NATO and the European Union are distracted with other crises. Suicide Bombing at Market in Somalian Capital Kills Dozens http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/africa/mogadishu-somalia-suicide-bombing.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:70e766e2-03d0-ee70-96a6-0667267abba1 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:02:50 -0500 The attack occurred hours after the country’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, announced an offensive against the Shabab militant group. Blast in Somalia Kills Dozens http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/africa/100000004942680/blast-in-somalia-kills-dozens.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:efa4c0ab-e588-6ded-cff5-b625bd8afc88 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:15:51 -0500 An unusually large bomb exploded at the center of a busy market in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Sunday, killing at least 30 people and injuring others. ‘Last Night in Sweden’ http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000004942673/last-night-in-sweden.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:4cfd5fc7-c765-e3c4-ef95-cf212bf6fbce Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:03:54 -0500 At a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, President Trump issued a sharp critique of Europe’s refugee policies, ticking off a list of places that have been struck by terrorists. But he also mentioned Sweden, which has not been target of recent terrorist attacks. A Worried Europe Finds Scant Reassurance on Trump’s Plans http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/a-worried-europe-finds-scant-reassurance-on-trumps-plans.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:519dcfff-d010-b73f-e8fe-0854ff13bf39 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:22:51 -0500 The vice president and defense secretary spoke to European officials at the Munich Security Conference, but took no questions, leaving anxiety behind them. Malaysia Seeks to Question 7 in Killing of Kim Jong-nam http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/asia/malaysia-killing-of-kim-jong-nam.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9516eb60-4715-ae33-bcfc-4dc4a36c0035 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:50:22 -0500 The South Korean government also formally accused North Korea of carrying out the attack on the half brother of Kim Jong-un. Malaysia Seeks to Question 7 in Killing of Kim Jong-nam http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/asia/malaysia-killing-of-kim-jong-nam.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c0f63c5f-f5cc-d2d6-2d3e-6cd74759a619 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:50:21 -0500 The South Korean government also formally accused North Korea of carrying out the attack on the half brother of Kim Jong-un. ‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remark Baffles a Nation http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/europe/last-night-in-sweden-trumps-remark-baffles-a-nation.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:61ec2d2a-7632-4284-4cdb-de196b90cfb1 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:46:22 -0500 The president seemed to be suggesting, falsely, that the Scandinavian country had been attacked by terrorists. Iraq Starts Offensive to Retake Western Mosul From ISIS http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/middleeast/iraq-starts-offensive-to-retake-western-mosul-from-isis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:0e2e6889-5930-4d38-93fd-3476b1edea4a Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:30:59 -0500 Planes dropped leaflets urging Islamic State fighters to raise a white flag. Iraq Starts Offensive to Retake Western Mosul From ISIS http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/middleeast/iraq-starts-offensive-to-retake-western-mosul-from-isis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:63fc4a40-cdd6-7d47-cbf5-2e0ca59e2757 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:11:59 -0500 Planes dropped leaflets urging Islamic State fighters to lay down their arms. Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/your-money/where-the-worlds-wealthiest-invest-their-billions.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7bb9fddb-f2ed-9252-a1f5-2145aa94070f Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:01:18 -0500 A look at 10 billionaires’ money reveals one thing the superrich have in common: a large amount of cash and liquid securities. The Rise and Decline of the Hedge Fund Billionaire http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/your-money/the-rise-and-decline-of-the-hedge-fund-billionaire.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:0ca5d541-fb6d-6418-e0a6-92ca6ddcb218 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:01:13 -0500 When several hedge fund managers fell off the list of the nation’s 400 richest people last year, some wealth watchers took it as a sign of a changing financial landscape. Trump ‘More Streamlined’ Travel Ban Will Have a Rollout Plan http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/trump-new-travel-ban.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:871ca28f-58d1-28ad-41cf-6d42a32e65f5 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:50:44 -0500 John F. Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security, said a revised travel ban was coming that would apply to fewer people. Trump Golf Course Opens in Dubai http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000004941971/trump-golf-course-opens-in-dubai.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:25696d3b-93aa-b385-f033-8e18e42ab4ed Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:25:51 -0500 President Trump's adult sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., attended the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. Geert Wilders, a Dutch Nationalist Politician, Calls Moroccan Immigrants ‘Scum’ http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/europe/geert-wilders-netherlands-freedom-party-moroccan-immigrants.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c6b7c877-144c-a0a5-c8e6-f178bb596543 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:12:40 -0500 Mr. Wilders, the leader of the country’s Party for Freedom, is among several populist politicians in Europe gaining popularity in their countries. 160,000 in Barcelona Urge Government to Take In More Refugees http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/europe/spain-barcelona-refugees.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:3e532708-27dc-e5c7-e248-01de9f9afb00 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:56:29 -0500 Spain has accepted just 1,100 refugees of the more than 17,000 it has pledged to take in. Devotion to Impeached Leader Splits South Korea Conservatives http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/south-korea-impeached-leader-park-geun-hye.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9bcaba38-a353-0965-c22b-2d5b3e4eb7cf Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:13:34 -0500 Their struggle to find a replacement candidate for Park Geun-hye, who still commands an almost cultlike following, has given progressives an opening. Devotion to Impeached Leader Splits South Korea Conservatives http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/south-korea-impeached-leader-park-geun-hye.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:4e6cb409-a4d1-8502-e4e9-d0097afdd487 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:13:33 -0500 Their struggle to find a replacement candidate for Park Geun-hye, who still commands an almost cultlike following, has given progressives an opening. Omar Abdel Rahman, Blind Cleric Found Guilty of Plot to Wage ‘War of Urban Terrorism,’ Dies at 78 http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/middleeast/omar-abdel-rahman-dead.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:4acd6937-31e6-b0a3-19c5-f6ef6d17514e Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:36:54 -0500 Mr. Abdel Rahman was convicted of a 1993 plot to destroy New York landmarks, kill hundreds of people and force the United States to abandon its support for Israel and Egypt. Greeks Turn to the Black Market as Another Bailout Showdown Looms http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/europe/greece-bailout-black-market.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:5a178321-401c-27c6-c827-2f3d32539f88 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:00:04 -0500 With taxes rising, many Greeks are closing their books but, as they join a shadow economy, not their businesses. In Bali, Babies Are Believed Too Holy to Touch the Earth http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/bali-indonesia-babies-nyambutin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:396efbec-c8c1-2f23-aea5-299a1ccc17e3 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:52:43 -0500 A prevalent and ancient custom on the Indonesian island calls for infants’ feet to be kept off the ground for the first 105 days after birth. Hong Kong Journal: The Economy Is Free in Hong Kong. Running a Food Truck Isn’t (See Annex C). http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/hong-kong-food-trucks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:71757c87-a507-9797-51e6-f2810ab1b944 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:33:35 -0500 The government’s “Food Truck Pilot Scheme” has brought great dining to the streets (or close to them). But the rules are plentiful, and the customers not so much. Hong Kong Journal: The Economy Is Free in Hong Kong. Running a Food Truck Isn’t (See Annex C). http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/hong-kong-food-trucks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:d6e0a25f-129c-4b26-9b82-9bd56e8fcc62 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:33:34 -0500 The government’s “Food Truck Pilot Scheme” has brought great dining to the streets (or close to them). But the rules are plentiful, and the customers not so much. U.S. Wrestlers Find They Have Passionate Fans in Iran http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/middleeast/iran-us-wrestling-team-jordan-burroughs-kyle-snyder.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:21e892d8-2ec6-fe96-6ec3-6412ec0ddefa Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:09:02 -0500 Iranian fans cheered the American wrestlers during matches against competitors from Azerbaijan, Russia and Georgia. Omar Abdel Rahman, Blind Cleric Found Guilty of Plot to Wage ‘War of Urban Terrorism,’ Dies at 78 http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/middleeast/omar-abdel-rahman-dead.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:fea4b56b-2a10-80ca-e053-e7b164a3beb0 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:55:26 -0500 Mr. Abdel Rahman was convicted of a 1993 plot to destroy New York landmarks, kill hundreds of people and force the United States to abandon its support for Israel and Egypt. Where the Booze Can Kill, and Putin Is Deemed a ‘Good Czar’ http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/europe/russia-tainted-booze-putin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:99d520e7-cf2f-1562-f21c-bab3d28bad40 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:48:32 -0500 In a remote city’s desperation, where at least 76 people died after drinking a tainted vodka substitute, Russia’s decline writ large. Devotion to Impeached Leader Splits South Korea Conservatives http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/south-koria-impeached-leader-park-geun-hye.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:e8df9b3a-1e94-64f0-0637-d75376efc692 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:28:39 -0500 Their struggle to find a replacement candidate for Park Geun-hye, who still commands an almost cultlike following, has given progressives an opening. Trump’s Dual Roles Collide With Openings in Dubai and Vancouver http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/middleeast/trump-dubai-vancouver.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:bb17d006-da47-0cdd-8e7c-ed6467f26c0b Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:09:01 -0500 Two new developments highlight the complications created when the president of the United States owns a sprawling real estate company. Iraqi Civilians Pay Heavy Price as Attack on ISIS in Mosul Nears http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/middleeast/iraq-mosul-islamic-state.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:f559dd5b-eea8-6ca3-117f-56db17d65f6c Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:38:17 -0500 Several hundred thousand people are enduring desperate conditions and facing retribution by Islamic State fighters in the western part of the city. Iraqi Civilians Pay Heavy Price as Attack on ISIS in Mosul Nears http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/middleeast/iraq-mosul-islamic-state.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c908c434-0b08-f571-535f-2f2c7aea7c64 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:38:16 -0500 Several hundred thousand people are enduring desperate conditions and facing retribution by Islamic State fighters in the western part of the city. China Suspends All Coal Imports From North Korea http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/north-korea-china-coal-imports-suspended.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:668abaff-1db0-b1b8-0ce9-c3be5dce3460 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:56:18 -0500 The move is part of an effort to implement United Nations Security Council sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile program. China Fights Spread of Deadly Avian Virus http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/asia/china-bird-flu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:e643a0a7-55e1-3662-8149-1fd5e060e9a8 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:51:54 -0500 As of Friday, health officials confirmed eight deaths and 77 diagnosed cases just in February, according to Xinhua, the state news agency. Greeks Turn to the Black Market as Another Bailout Showdown Looms http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/europe/greece-bailout-black-market.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:91cd6368-164e-d3fe-c962-fb313934576f Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:24:09 -0500 With taxes rising, many Greeks are closing their books but, as they join a shadow economy, not their businesses. In Munich, Pence Says U.S. Commitment to NATO Is ‘Unwavering’ http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/europe/pence-munich-speech-nato-merkel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:fd01fd84-09a7-d48e-349f-0a60728410cb Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:28:25 -0500 Vice President Mike Pence offered reassurances Saturday to anxious European leaders, but he also warned that they must spend more on defense. The Look: Japanese Street Style: Woodblock Patterns, Colors and Pink Hair http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/fashion/japan-street-style-photography-the-look.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:775c4f1a-99af-2048-8775-3691dfc9e9b2 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:10:13 -0500 Mark Hartman, a photographer and director from Brooklyn, recently spent three weeks in Japan, chasing a lifelong fascination with the country’s culture. In Munich, Pence Says U.S. Commitment to NATO Is ‘Unwavering’ http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/europe/pence-munich-speech-nato-merkel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:6ecb1a3e-2518-86d9-24e2-45d45177fe65 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:45:51 -0500 Vice President Mike Pence offered reassurances Saturday to anxious European leaders, but he also warned that they must spend more on defense. mexico city climate https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2017/02/18/world/americas/mexico-city-climate-test.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c6d621f6-b26b-032f-ba45-b991e30eb142 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:35:27 -0500 mexico city climate