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/ Days After Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm, a New One in Japan https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/world/asia/japan-hawaii-alert.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:ab8161c5-02ca-85bb-ccbd-f3f0037d49df Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:51:03 -0500 NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile, before quickly correcting the error. Taliban Fighters Using High-Tech Gear Kill Afghan Forces https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/world/asia/taliban-red-unit-afghanistan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:4de15616-15e1-63f3-430d-43baf9d07c89 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:39:26 -0500 A so-called Red Unit equipped with night-vision goggles and laser sights ambushed an Afghan Army post near Kunduz around 2:30 a.m., officials said. Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/world/americas/colombia-bridge-collapse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:cf9748c1-cef3-9948-e669-c49f1c49b7b4 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:24:30 -0500 A 1,500-foot-long structure over a gorge in the Andes threw the workers about 900 feet to their deaths. Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/world/europe/kosovo-serb-oliver-ivanovic-killed.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:3ccfeb28-6e8c-1d3d-509e-8d74ee2bfdc4 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:36:45 -0500 The leader of the Citizens’ Initiative Party was shot outside the party’s offices in Mitrovica, a northern city that is sharply divided along ethnic lines. Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/catalonia-spain-puigdemont-rajoy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:b713db63-d0a6-660b-4a63-83180d2b8719 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:20:45 -0500 Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium. Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/catalonia-spain-puigdemont-rajoy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7bbac423-a17a-f3bb-b7ce-06d8c5ffd4a6 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:20:44 -0500 Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium. In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/travel/spain-family-journey-barcelona-malaga-heritage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9d6a20f1-df56-f281-3c18-a5bd88fe844f Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:27 -0500 For years I had wanted to visit my family’s homeland. There at last, I found a memorable tapas bar, soulful culture and a town with my name. In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/travel/spain-family-journey-barcelona-malaga-heritage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:bc4e7298-e983-5ad0-c80f-50ebffd2a91c Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:26 -0500 For years I had wanted to visit my family’s homeland. There at last, I found a memorable tapas bar, soulful culture and a town with my name. Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/kazakhstan-alphabet-nursultan-nazarbayev.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:eeb99ae4-98d2-efee-0e70-8e1b315c0696 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:53:48 -0500 A switch from the Cyrillic to Roman script is wildly popular in Kazakhstan. But in a country where almost nobody challenges the president, his policy on apostrophes is being assailed from all sides. Oil Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/business/energy-environment/oil-prices.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:653c14b0-abe6-dcce-c214-e5bca335ee0e Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:42:22 -0500 Tensions in Iran, record-breaking cold weather in the United States and a year of production cuts have contributed to higher prices, and they could go higher still. Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/oil-tanker-spill-sanchi-east-china-sea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:a99f2c0e-585f-8bae-69cc-90ba8611a86f Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:30:48 -0500 The disaster could be the worst oil spill in decades, and Greenpeace calls it a threat to “an important spawning ground” for fish and several whale species. Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/oil-tanker-spill-sanchi-east-china-sea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:1fc9e4af-211a-40eb-1dce-deddfd4cc7d6 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:30:47 -0500 The disaster could be the worst oil spill in decades, and Greenpeace calls it a threat to “an important spawning ground” for fish and several whale species. In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/world/europe/czech-election-populism-milos-zeman.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:5a80ab21-b0a5-1eab-6ed6-199752d067d8 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:04:35 -0500 A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union. Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/oil-tanker-spill-sanchi-east-china-sea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:5c8306f4-be84-3b4b-63ec-57a3858247b5 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:05:22 -0500 The disaster could be the worst oil spill in decades, and Greenpeace calls it a threat to “an important spawning ground” for fish and several whale species. Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/africa/trump-shithole-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c9cea80f-66af-9ac0-083c-ba0bcd2f0f80 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:36:10 -0500 Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent. Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/africa/trump-shithole-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7dbf2166-9cd4-c521-9f09-3ef77fe4709a Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:36:09 -0500 Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent. Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/carillion-bankruptcy-outsourcing-britain.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:85c9085a-f1f6-a777-8762-0b636667f483 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:15:26 -0500 The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies. Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/carillion-bankruptcy-outsourcing-britain.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:a7d72130-826a-39be-94dd-b1c77921b04e Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:15:25 -0500 The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies. Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/catalonia-spain-puigdemont-rajoy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:62b32072-384c-772c-7987-6a301d24af54 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:15:20 -0500 Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium. Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/catalonia-spain-puigdemont-rajoy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7620f964-361a-d562-b250-dc6882fa6a27 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:15:19 -0500 Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium. Deadly Siege of Venezuela Rebels Led by Former Action Hero Transfixes Country https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/americas/venezuela-rebels-maduro.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:32ad6c8d-0fd2-a524-d871-05996111a90d Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:00:52 -0500 The rebel leader, Óscar Pérez, chronicled the siege of his band’s hide-out in a series of videos uploaded onto social media. Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/world/asia/beatles-museum-india-ashram.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:25a41609-0bc2-fe01-0517-c9d658d04542 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:57:48 -0500 In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway. Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/kazakhstan-alphabet-nursultan-nazarbayev.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7af942db-00df-6791-eddf-65e52ecb8991 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:49:31 -0500 A switch from the Cyrillic to Roman script is wildly popular in Kazakhstan. But in a country where almost nobody challenges the president, his policy on apostrophes is being assailed from all sides. Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/kazakhstan-alphabet-nursultan-nazarbayev.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:cb9621e7-f7cb-31de-4c64-82ebcd72bd6f Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:49:30 -0500 A switch from the Cyrillic to Roman script is wildly popular in Kazakhstan. But in a country where almost nobody challenges the president, his policy on apostrophes is being assailed from all sides. North Korean Orchestra Plans to Perform in South Korea During Winter Olympics https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/north-korea-orchestra-south-korea-olympics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7312d4dd-9981-734c-9adb-795459bf6efe Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:47:07 -0500 North Korean artists performing for South Korean audiences could be a moment of rare inter-Korean reconciliation, or bitter controversy. Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/africa/trump-shithole-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:717430b1-61df-9d8b-6366-a390eb97259d Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:40:18 -0500 Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent. A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/magdalene-laundries-ireland.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9c8baf74-c2b0-ea56-7125-e7efcf399760 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:20:01 -0500 Should the last of the church-run Magdalene Laundries for “fallen women” be razed, or should the building in Dublin be saved as a memorial to those who suffered? A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/magdalene-laundries-ireland.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:004d5efb-ca86-d453-0504-88bf832e47b7 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:20:00 -0500 Should the last of the church-run Magdalene Laundries for “fallen women” be razed, or should the building in Dublin be saved as a memorial to those who suffered? Indonesian Stock Exchange Balcony Collapses, Injuring Scores https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/indonesia-jakarta-stock-exchange-collapse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:ede3ad60-5374-f484-1c38-a827f7a89bb7 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:46:52 -0500 The authorities in Jakarta are trying to determine the extent of the injuries after the balcony collapsed at midday, sending people fleeing. In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/world/europe/czech-election-populism-milos-zeman.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:57b39371-b910-567e-52f3-dd1ec68dc2af Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:28:07 -0500 A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn east toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union. Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Rodrigo Duterte https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/philippines-duterte-news-website.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:87d4d4e2-5b72-756e-012f-58f0ca4c0b1a Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:15:17 -0500 The outlet, Rappler, known for confronting the president, was said to have broken ownership rules, but industry groups saw an attack on press freedom. North Korean Orchestra Plans to Perform in South Korea During Winter Olympics https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/north-korea-orchestra-south-korea-olympics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:97d79f57-c442-476c-9df3-32ea3ba69159 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:51:10 -0500 North Korean artists performing for South Korean audiences could be a moment of rare inter-Korean reconciliation, or bitter controversy. The Interpreter: A Haven From Mexico’s Political Parties Hints at Their Decline https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/americas/interpreter-neza-haven-from-mexicos-political-parties-hints-at-their-decline.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9e815d90-694e-b4d6-c57a-6296caa00a73 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:48:17 -0500 A suburb of Mexico City is dealing with crime by breaking from the establishment party system. The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/afghanistan-atta-muhammad-noor-president.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:97db41b2-f543-0c65-bba1-498d0bb7db18 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:37:45 -0500 Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month. The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/afghanistan-atta-muhammad-noor-president.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:f09d86d5-91a1-0bae-436b-a89b7d4b02a8 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:37:44 -0500 Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month. Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/kazakhstan-alphabet-nursultan-nazarbayev.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:a0f72b91-e07e-051c-7633-10a9150e90fb Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:18:10 -0500 A switch from the Cyrillic to Roman script is wildly popular in Kazakhstan. But in a country where almost nobody challenges the president, his policy on apostrophes is being assailed from all sides. Deadly Siege of Venezuela Rebels Led by Former Action Hero Transfixes Country https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/americas/venezuela-rebels-maduro.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:aee7b2ed-ad59-28e5-d4fa-8354144db232 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:15:36 -0500 The rebel leader, Óscar Pérez, chronicled the siege of his band’s hide-out in a series of videos uploaded onto social media. Greece Adopts New Austerity Measures to Placate Creditors https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/greece-austerity-bailout.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:f3045522-bc90-cee1-384b-c558adcd9e10 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:51:34 -0500 The measures were demanded by international creditors and included cuts to benefits for large families and restrictions on trade unions. North Korea to Send Orchestra to South Korea for Winter Olympics https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/north-korea-orchestra-south-korea-olympics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:fbf89ee0-dc6f-c4cb-d8a5-c57e3d5e285e Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:47:21 -0500 The orchestra, the North’s main art troupe, has performed at events celebrating the North’s missile tests. Deadly Siege of Venezuela Rebels Led by Former Action Hero Transfixes Country https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/americas/venezuela-rebels-maduro.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:b56a63b2-6a97-4bee-a1af-0395bd740a74 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:29:53 -0500 The rebel leader, Óscar Pérez, chronicled the siege of his band’s hide-out in a series of videos uploaded onto social media. Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/africa/trump-shithole-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:f52ef4c5-56aa-b7ff-f919-42be79a771ec Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:24:48 -0500 Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent. Donald Trump, North Korea, Martin Luther King Jr.: Your Evening Briefing https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/briefing/trump-north-korea-martin-luther-king.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:b1b1a612-aa34-fcd3-f607-504fb54376bb Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:08:06 -0500 Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Lesotho Diamond Weighs More Than a Baseball https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/africa/diamond-lesotho.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:f1d3446d-e36f-cc4a-e5dc-f8ffdb3b8c69 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:00:37 -0500 The stone, the world’s fifth-biggest, is a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars. Lesotho Diamond Weighs More Than a Baseball https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/africa/diamond-lesotho.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:d22c25f7-1327-f7b9-5474-2c04e7439c6c Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:00:36 -0500 The stone, the world’s fifth-biggest, is a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars. Romanian Prime Minister Is Forced Out, the Second in Seven Months https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/romania-mihai-tudose-resigns-prime-minister.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:64cdd28b-8d94-7570-325b-b97253b2cade Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:59:42 -0500 The Social Democrats pulled their support for Mihai Tudose after he clashed with the party’s leader, Liviu Dragnea. Romanian Prime Minister Is Forced Out, the Second in Seven Months https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/europe/romania-mihai-tudose-resigns-prime-minister.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:fcd5f4e1-07ec-b8c7-0978-9a3992cab171 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:59:41 -0500 The Social Democrats pulled their support for Mihai Tudose after he clashed with the party’s leader, Liviu Dragnea. Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/africa/trump-shithole-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:e1630a4a-4adb-4ca5-0ff9-f19fb6390b8e Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:29:41 -0500 Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent. Challenging the Afghan State, a Cornered Strongman Tries to Ascend https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/afghanistan-atta-muhammad-noor-president.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:3c901f27-da90-05d1-f8f2-0970922994c1 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:16:09 -0500 Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month. The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/afghanistan-atta-muhammad-noor-president.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:2af8acf9-642a-f72b-4913-31d4e9bbdb26 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:16:09 -0500 Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month. Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/world/asia/kazakhstan-alphabet-nursultan-nazarbayev.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:1ca5bf2c-4513-5633-a06e-c4394c948b91 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:42:09 -0500 A switch from the Cyrillic to Roman script is wildly popular in Kazakhstan. But in a country where almost nobody challenges the president, his policy on apostrophes is being assailed from all sides.