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Life in Shadows for Mentally Ill in China, With Violent Flares

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:28:20 GMT

Psychiatry has been revived in China, but mental health remains a medical backwater, desperately short of financing, practitioners and esteem.

Tentative Deal in Iraq Keeps Maliki in Power

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:28:20 GMT

Iraq’s leaders reached a tentative agreement to end an eight-month political impasse and return Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power.

U.S. Tweaks Message on Troops in Afghanistan

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:02 GMT

The Obama administration is emphasizing the idea that the United States will have forces in Afghanistan until at least the end of 2014, which is a change in tone.

Obama Says Trade Pact With S. Korea Still Not Set

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:00:01 GMT

Despite a face-to-face meeting, President Obama and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea said Thursday that they had not yet reached a trade agreement.

Obama Warns North Korea in Speech

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:17:49 GMT

President Obama said North Korea faces further isolation unless it gives up nuclear weapons.

In Jakarta Speech, Some Hear Cairo Redux

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 04:50:15 GMT

Muslim leaders praised President Obama’s approach to Indonesia but expressed doubts that his speech would resonate in the wider Muslim world.

London Tuition Hike Protests Turn Violent

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:24 GMT

Protesters upset about education cuts attempted to storm the building that houses the Conservative Party.

Yemen Bomb Could Have Gone Off at East Coast

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:44:21 GMT

A package bomb from Yemen removed from a plane Oct. 29 could have exploded over the American East Coast.

Officers Tie British Cuts and Risk to Falklands

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:02 GMT

The retired admirals attacked the decision to scrap Britain’s only aircraft carrier and its fleet of Harrier jump jets, saying it exposed the Falkland Islands to attack by Argentina.

Uganda Seen as a Front Line in the Bioterrorism Fight

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:25 GMT

Tightening the security of vulnerable public health laboratories in East Africa is a “security imperative,” a Defense Department official said.

U.S. Blocks Iran’s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:02 GMT

The successful effort to block Iran’s bid for a seat on the board of UN Women was part of a larger United States strategy to isolate Iran.

U.S. Struggles to Restore Middle East Talks

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:59:43 GMT

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Egyptian officials, trying to overcome an impasse.

Economic Crisis Sidelines Fate of the World’s Poorest

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:00:49 GMT

World leaders’ pledge of $20 billion to help the poorest farmers around the globe has, a year and a half later, fallen woefully short.

Art Walk Turns Into Street Fight in Istanbul

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:58:52 GMT

Many suspicions have surfaced, but no one is in custody weeks after attacks at three galleries in the Tophane neighborhood.

For Women, Diploma Doesn't Mean a Career

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:20:14 GMT

High university graduation rates for women in the Gulf states are not necessarily translating into private sector jobs.

Free-Trade Zones Attract Criminals

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:20:46 GMT

Counterfeiting and money laundering can flourish wherever governments relax tax and regulatory requirements to attract foreign investment and ease the rapid movement of goods.

New Yorkers From Mexico Escorted Miner in Race

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:05:07 GMT

Juan Jesus Lopez and Rene Cuahuizo couldn’t afford the entrance fees for this year’s New York City Marathon, but had a chance to run with Edison Peña, the Chilean miner.

Gap, Its U.S. Sales Tepid, Joins the Rush to China

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:40:01 GMT

Gap Inc. plans to open a flagship store in Shanghai on Thursday, and three other large outlets in Beijing and Shanghai this month.

One Gunman Accused of Killing 40 in Philippine Massacre

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:42:59 GMT

A policeman who witnessed the massacre of 57 people in the southern Philippines last year testified on Wednesday that 40 of the victims were gunned down by one local official.

China Still Bans Rare Earths to Japan, Industry Says

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:02 GMT

The continuation of the embargo highlights the delicate balance that Beijing officials are trying to strike as world leaders converge on Seoul.

Obama Nears a Deal to Reduce Trade Imbalance

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:59:51 GMT

A compromise agreement could ease conflict among the major world economies over trade, currency and monetary policies.

U.S. Trade Gap Narrows; New Jobless Claims Drop

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:23 GMT

A weak dollar helped exports grow for the third consecutive month, and a separate report showed a drop last week in new unemployment claims.

China Sentences Activist in Milk Scandal to Prison

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:00:49 GMT

Zhou Lianhai, who advocated justice for children harmed by tainted dairy products was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Wednesday on charges that his efforts disrupted social harmony.

Insurgent Seized Aboard Afghan Airliner

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:50:09 GMT

At least one suspect managed to board an airliner bound for the Middle East before the plane was ordered back to Kabul.

World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Journalist Is Convicted of Slander

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:55:03 GMT

Mikhail Beketov, a crusading Russian journalist who was crippled in a brutal beating two years ago, was convicted on a criminal slander charge on Wednesday.

Italian Studies Regains Spot on the List of AP Courses

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:11:05 GMT

The program, which was suspended last year, will be reinstated at the start of the next school year, and its AP exam will again be offered in May 2012.

Setback Seen for E.U. Plan on Biotech Crops

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:41:20 GMT

Legal issues are complicating a plan by the European Commission to surrender some power over biotech crops.

Standoff in Bulgaria With Organized Crime

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:10:44 GMT

Bulgaria, which vowed to root out corruption to earn membership in the European Union in 2007, has failed to convict a single prominent organized-crime suspect.

Violation Idles Czech Transport Minister

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:50:03 GMT

The minister, Vit Barta, has been banned from driving for six months and fined 5,000 koruna, or about $280, for using a phony license plate on his Maserati.

World Briefing | Europe: France: President Signs Pension Reform Bill

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:40:20 GMT

The legislation raises the age by two years both for minimum retirement benefits and for a full pension.

Robert Lipshutz, Carter Aide, Dies at 88

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:20:30 GMT

Mr. Lipshutz had an important behind-the-scenes role in the Camp David peace accords.

World Briefing | Middle East: Iran: Antiaircraft System Is Being Built, Officer Says

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:01:07 GMT

Iran is building its own advanced antiaircraft missile system, after Russia said it would not sell it one, a top commander of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said Wednesday.

World Briefing | The Americas: El Salvador: At Least 16 Inmates Die in Prison Fire

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:00:49 GMT

A fire broke out in a prison in Ilobasco on Wednesday, killing at least 16 young inmates and injuring 22.

National Briefing | Washington: Decision Near on Site of Terrorism Trial

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 04:14:00 GMT

Eric H. Holder Jr. said that the Obama administration was “close to a decision” on a trial for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Names of the Dead

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:50:05 GMT

The Department of Defense has identified 1,361 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.

Norheimsund Journal: Opposition to Power Line at a Fjord Runs Deep

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:55:03 GMT

Critics of construction plans in Norway say pylons would mar majestic mountain landscapes.

Letter from Europe: The Peril That NATO Can't Ignore

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:10:03 GMT

At their upcoming meeting in Lisbon, NATO leaders are likely to ignore the growing reluctance by NATO's European allies to face the global financial crisis and introduce reforms in the defense sector.

Lens: An Ancient Culture in Mountainous Mexico

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 14:55:43 GMT

Among the canyons of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico, Ruben E. Reyes documents an indigenous culture on the threshold of change.

At War: An American Garden in a Foreign Land

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:06:38 GMT

A cemetery in Florence, Italy, holds the remains of America's fallen warriors.

At War: New Definition of Conscientious Objection

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:01:56 GMT

A coalition of around 60 mostly left-leaning religious, veterans and anti-war groups are calling on Congress to expand the definition of conscientious objection to allow opposition to a particular war.

At War: Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Don't Lose Focus on the Mission

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:34:44 GMT

At the very moment that I was typing away in an effort to assure members of the military that gay service members were loyal members of the team, a friend was half a world away calling in a [casualty evacuation] to save his Marines.

The Lede: Video of Student Protests in London

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:22:01 GMT

Video shot during student protests in London showed demonstrators breaking windows and swarming into the headquarters of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party.

The Lede: Turkish Movie on Gaza Flotilla Raid

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:38:29 GMT

A new Turkish action movie follows the adventures of an agent who travels to Palestine to exact revenge on the Israeli commander who ordered the raid on the Gaza flotilla that killed nine Turks.

The Lede: Indonesian Minister Blames Michelle Obama for Handshake

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:35:28 GMT

A conservative Muslim minister in Indonesia, known for refusing to shake the hands of women, tried to explain the hand he extended to Michelle Obama on Tuesday.

The Lede: Jewish Critic of Israel Chosen to Speak at Frankfurt's Kristallnacht Commemoration

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 19:54:39 GMT

An Israeli diplomat in Germany criticized the city of Frankfurt on Sunday for inviting a Jewish intellectual who has been critical of Israel to speak at a ceremony marking the 62nd anniversary of Kristallnacht.

The Female Factor: In Yemen, Cultural Propriety Poses a Security Challenge

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:01:02 GMT

Women in Yemen are not subject to police searches while in the company of male relatives. This is what allowed an anonymous woman to send a bomb using someone else's identity.