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BY STEVEN SPARKMAN

ANCHOR BLAKE HANSON

 

This is Newsy Now and here are your headlines.

 

In world news, humanitarian aid workers are finally being allowed into the city of Homs in Syria. But a CNN correspondent explains, they’re still being kept away from the area that was hardest hit by Assad’s troops.
 

“The area that they said they were going to, Baba Amr … That area, the Red Cross have not been able to get to, and that was the whole purpose of their journey.”
 

In Europe, 25 EU leaders signed a new fiscal responsibility treaty designed to curb public spending. Here’s euronews.
 

“It calls on signatories to introduce a balanced-budget rule into national legislation to avoid a rerun of the Eurozone’s debt crisis.”
 

Staying in Europe, the EU granted candidate status to Serbia, putting the former-Yugoslav republic on the road to membership. Al Jazeera explains, the move follows years of reform and the aiding of international justice.
 

“Key to that was Serbia’s cooperation in bringing war criminals to justice in the Hague: Slobodan Milosevic overthrown in 2000 and put on trial, and the capture of Radovan Karadzic...”


In New Zealand, the landmark Christchurch cathedral is scheduled to be demolished after last month’s earthquake damaged the building beyond repair. Here’s BBC.
 

“There was hope it could be rebuilt, but today the Anglican church announced that it was $100 million short of what it needed to repair the cathedral, and the structure had become too dangerous.”
 

Stay with Newsy for more analyses on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Blake Hanson, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

 

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Mar 2, 2012

Newsy Now: March 2 (1315 GMT)

(Image source: CNN)

 

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN

ANCHOR BLAKE HANSON

 

This is Newsy Now and here are your headlines.

 

In world news, humanitarian aid workers are finally being allowed into the city of Homs in Syria. But a CNN correspondent explains, they’re still being kept away from the area that was hardest hit by Assad’s troops.
 

“The area that they said they were going to, Baba Amr … That area, the Red Cross have not been able to get to, and that was the whole purpose of their journey.”
 

In Europe, 25 EU leaders signed a new fiscal responsibility treaty designed to curb public spending. Here’s euronews.
 

“It calls on signatories to introduce a balanced-budget rule into national legislation to avoid a rerun of the Eurozone’s debt crisis.”
 

Staying in Europe, the EU granted candidate status to Serbia, putting the former-Yugoslav republic on the road to membership. Al Jazeera explains, the move follows years of reform and the aiding of international justice.
 

“Key to that was Serbia’s cooperation in bringing war criminals to justice in the Hague: Slobodan Milosevic overthrown in 2000 and put on trial, and the capture of Radovan Karadzic...”


In New Zealand, the landmark Christchurch cathedral is scheduled to be demolished after last month’s earthquake damaged the building beyond repair. Here’s BBC.
 

“There was hope it could be rebuilt, but today the Anglican church announced that it was $100 million short of what it needed to repair the cathedral, and the structure had become too dangerous.”
 

Stay with Newsy for more analyses on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Blake Hanson, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

 

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