The world in brief

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 4:24 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “What’s happening here is much, much more sinister.And it’s happening right in the heart of our cities.” Shahnaz Wazir Ali, a senior Pakistani polio official, contrasting the violence targeting public-health workers in Pakistan with the situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have in some cases actively sponsored polio vaccination Article, this page

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 6 on 12/20/2012


« Previous Story

Elderly-benefits bargaining chip

President Barack Obama’s offer to limit the growth of Social Security benefits would cost the average retiree less than $50 in the first year. But the cuts would grow over ... Read »

Next Story »

The nation in brief

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’m also betting that the majority, the vast majority of responsible lawabiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to ke... Read »