News Headlines From Around The World November 18, 2012

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Top three headlines for November 18, 2012 on audio

The Top three news headlines for today, November 18th, 2012 are;

Crisis continues in Israel, but a truce may be in the works: A senior Palestinian official in Gaza says, “there are serious discussions to reach a truce.” Binyamin Netanyahu Israeli prime minister says Israel is prepared for ‘significant’ widening of Gaza operation as bombardment enters fifth day.

Xi Jinping, the 59-year-old “princeling” son of a former Politburo member and Vice Premier, was on Thursday unveiled as the new General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. Mr Xi and six other top leaders who will constitute the Party’s highest body,  the Politburo Standing Committee, were presented as the faces of the party’s new generation of leaders, marking an end to a once in ten year transition process.

Former CIA Director General David Petraeus told the US Congress behind closed doors Friday that secret intelligence quickly indicated that the September 11 assault on the US consulate in Libya that killed the American ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a terrorist attack. Petraeus is currently embroiled in a CIA Investigation: CIA Looking Into Conduct Of the CIA’s ex-Chief’s affair with his biographer and girlfriend Paula Broadwell.

Europe

(Europe) Euronews: The crisis continues in Israel

The Irish Times: Israel shoots down two rockets fired at Tel Aviv

(UK) The Guardian:Israel ready to expand Gaza offensive, says Binyamin Netanyahu

(France) Le Monde: Israel-Hamas: The new equation

(Brussels) Le Soir: A truce in Gaza is possible today or tomorrow

The Copenhagen Post: Rail link spat could see Denmark burn its bridges with neighbour

(Iceland) Visir: More than half of Britain will join the EU

(Norway) Aftenposten: This rocket will go to Tel Aviv

(Germany) Spiegel:Prison of Debt Paralyzes West

(International) Huffington Post: Israel Widens Airstrike Assault In Gaza

The Balkan Chronicle: In response to Israeli attacks on Gaza Palestinians strike Tel Aviv vicinity with rockets

(Turkey) Dunya:  Netanyahu: Make a good account

North America

The Wall Street Journal: New Arab Leaders Scramble to Contain Gaza Conflict

Washington Post: Israel strikes media buildings in Gaza, expanding its range of targets

The New York Times: Israel Warns of ‘Expansion’ as Attack Widens to Media Sites

(International) Associated Press: Rocket fired at Tel Aviv, more strikes in Gaza

(International) Reuters: Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce

(Canada) The Globe and Mail: Coast Guard: Body found near burned oil rig

South America

(Peru) La Republica: Death toll rises after Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip

(Argentina) Clarin: Israel multiplica con cientos de ataques el bombardeo a Gaza

(Mexico) The News: Hamas, Israel on brink of war

(Brazil) The Rio Tiimes: Death Toll Rises in São Paulo Crime Wave

(Chile) Clarin: The most censored news 23: Obama’s Afghan slaughter conceals “the butchers of the White House”

(Bolivia) Journada: At least 28 Palestinians killed in Gaza, which awaits a ground invasion

(Ecuador) La Hora Nacional: Israel prepares invasion

(South American News) Merco Press: UK tells Spain any solution to fishing dispute must include Gibraltar government

(Guyana) Stabroek News: Roots of Gaza crisis in crossed red lines

(Paraguay) Ultima Hora: The Arab countries agree to review its position on the conflict with Israel

(Venezuala) El Nacional: 80 activists accused of causing “unrest” in the protests in Jordan

(Uruguay) El Obervador: Israeli Government approved the mobilization of 75,000 reservists

Australasia

(Australia) The Age: Obama support for Thai leadership

New Zealand Herald: Israel bombards Gaza Strip

Asia

(China, Communist) People’s Daily: World leaders congratulate Xi on election as CPC chief

Global times (China): Israeli army prepared to widen Gaza operation: Netanyahu

(Japan) The Daily Yomiuri: Singh’s visit postponed

The Moscow Times: Jackson-Vanik Repeal, Combined With Magnitsky Act, Passed by U.S. House

Russia Today: Israel PM says ready to expand Gaza operation after Hamas resumed fire

The Times of India: Musharraf calls for India and Pak to ‘bury the hatchet’

Jerusalem World News: Hague’s criminal court celebrates 10th anniversary

(Palestine) Al-Ayyam: Continued raids, bringing the total number of martyrs to 48 and 450 injured

(Pakistan) The News International: Ex-Pak player Sarfaraz questions ex-coach Waqar’s commitment to national cricket

Africa

(Libya) The Tripoli Post: Former CIA Chief Says Attack on US Benghazi Consulate Was Terrorist strike

Aljazeera: Israel pounds Gaza Strip from air and sea

(Somalia) The Shabelle News: Puntland forces seize alcohol stash in northern Galka’yo

(Ethiopia) The Sub Saharan Informer : (Links to other websites): GOP: Don’t fall for the liberals’ pitch

(Egypt) Al-Ahram Weekly: China names conservative, older leadership

(Syria) The News: Tehran announces a summit in Pakistan including Turkey, Egypt and Iran on Syria

Syrian Arab News Agency: Syria opposition seeks British recognition, arms

(Uganda) New Vision: China unveils new leader

The above headlines are from the online World/International sections of the news media listed.Translation by Google Translate.

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