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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Malaysia Airlines, Deutsche Bank: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:20 pm


André Leon Talley’s Next Act

“Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.”

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:10 pm


Harvey Weinstein Faces Arrest in New York Following Sex Assault Inquiry

Investigators in Manhattan were preparing to charge the disgraced movie producer as early as Friday.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:07 pm


North Korea’s Big Moment Is Upended by Trump

The event was captured by foreign journalists, but North Korea did not invite any independent nuclear monitors to verify the dismantlement.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:58 pm


Morgan Freeman Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by Several Women

The women told CNN that he inappropriately touched or spoke to them on set, during publicity events and at his production company. He issued an apology.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:56 pm


Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen Against Sexual Abuse Claim

In an essay, Mia Farrow’s son cast doubt on the accusations of his sister, Dylan Farrow, against Mr. Allen. She reacted, calling his comments hurtful.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:54 pm


Trump Pulls Out of North Korea Summit Meeting with Kim Jong-un

The meeting was scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, and Mr. Trump said it “will not take place.” But he later said it could still happen.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:53 pm


Trump Pardons Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Decades after Johnson was convicted under the Mann Act, his case drew significant attention as a gross miscarriage of justice.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:51 pm


Essay: Missed in Coverage of Jack Johnson, the Racism Around Him

A look at The Times’s coverage of Johnson, who in 1908 became the first black boxer to win the heavyweight title, reveals harsh, often racially coded attitudes.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:42 pm


Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Relationship With North Korea Just Got More Dangerous

The cancellation of the meeting with Kim Jong-un creates a risk that President Trump will revert to military options.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:09 pm


The Collateral Damage of a Petty N.F.L.

After Kenny Vaccaro took a knee during a game, donors withdrew funding for a school we are trying to open in Nairobi.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:59 pm


Lawmakers Briefed on F.B.I.’s Informant in Russia Inquiry

It was not clear how much will be shared with lawmakers, some of whom have demanded information about the informant for weeks.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:33 pm


Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment?

The formation of what many call a “safeguard against tyranny” was, in part, a way to preserve the slave system.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:30 pm


What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

His books answered the question of how my Jewish education would translate into the real world, should I survive the ordeal of childhood.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:29 pm


E.U. Settles With Russia’s Gazprom Over Antitrust Charges

The settlement could mark the end of a long legal tangle. But countries that have long been squeezed by the energy company complained that it should have been fined.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:08 pm


The Trouble With the Memphis Airport: No Crowds

The spacious terminal built for when the Tennessee city was a bustling air travel hub has become a half-deserted white elephant that the airport is spending millions to shrink.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:03 pm


Canceling of Trump-Kim Meeting Upends Asia but Could Help China

The move will disappoint some allies in Asia, hearten others and perhaps put China in the strongest position of all. Much will depend on how North Korea reacts.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 5:33 pm


Hurricane Season’s Around the Corner. Here’s What to Expect.

The season begins June 1 and experts predict it will be near normal or above normal, but a single storm can cause tremendous damage if it makes landfall.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 4:47 pm


Welcome to Summer!: Fun Things to Do in New York for Memorial Day Weekend

Music, bars and movies on rooftops. It’s Memorial Day weekend. Finally.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 4:06 pm


‘Arrested Development’: We Sat Down With the Cast. It Got Raw.

In a wide-ranging conversation about the new season, cast members became emotional as they discussed accusations of sexual misconduct against Jeffrey Tambor.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 3:30 pm


Conservatives Fail the N.F.L.’s Free Speech Test

I love the flag. I love liberty more.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 3:29 pm


Jason Bateman Apologizes to Jessica Walter Over Jeffrey Tambor Comments

Mr. Bateman and an “Arrested Development” co-star, Tony Hale, issued apologies on Thursday after critics said they excused Mr. Tambor’s abusive on-set behavior.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 3:26 pm


Border Patrol Agent Kills Woman Who Crossed Into Texas Illegally, Authorities Say

The officer said he fired his gun because he had been assaulted, but a neighbor said there were no signs of an attack.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 3:06 pm


Finding Drama in Solitary Confinement

The journalist Can Dundar wrote the book “We Are Arrested” while imprisoned in Turkey. Now, Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company has turned it into a play.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 11:53 am


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: President Trump Is a Very Political Animal

“The least racist person” ever doesn’t bother with dog-whistling. He just lets it all hang out.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 9:45 am


Op-Ed Columnist: The Elevation of Imprecision

Trump uses language to tell blatant and not-so-blatant lies.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 9:30 am


California’s ‘Top-Two’ Primary: Here’s How It All Works

Democrats and Republicans might be shut out from big races on the November ballot in California. A look at how the system works and what’s at stake.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 9:00 am


How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

Interviews and newly obtained documents provide the Pentagon’s first public on-the-ground accounting of one of the bloodiest battles the military has faced in Syria since deploying to fight ISIS.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 9:00 am


Appreciations: Philip Roth’s Earth-Moving Prose

The novelist, who died this week, wrote sentences that slammed across the page.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 12:25 am


Nathan Englander: Philip Roth and the Whale

His offhand comments about writing stick with me almost as much as his novels.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:59 pm


Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S.

The wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, but the United States has largely not pursued the technology.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:05 pm


Pursuits: Searching for Dinosaurs in a Seaside English Town

A novice fossil hunter immerses himself in the local pastime in the town of Lyme Regis in southwest England, an area that sits on a 95-mile stretch of shoreline known as the Jurassic Coast, a Unesco World Heritage site.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 8:04 pm


Review: ‘Fauda’ Returns on Netflix, Guns Blazing

The second season of the down-and-dirty Israeli counterterrorism thriller is a lot like the first, but this time with ISIS.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 7:44 pm


Trilobites: Big Discovery in a Tiny Mammal-Like Skull Found Under a Dinosaur’s Foot

Paleontologists found a 130 million-year-old haramiyid fossil in Utah, suggesting that the ancient relatives of modern mammals spread farther across the globe than thought.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 6:33 pm


‘LOVE’ and Other Four-Letter Words

Somewhere in Robert Indiana’s home in Maine, there may exist an early version of his famous image — one that will startle his fans.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 3:59 pm


Not at the Game: The Best Coach in the Bay Area Breaks Down the Warriors’ Breakdown

“I might lose my lunch,” Sue Phillips, who runs a juggernaut of a high school basketball program, said as she watched Golden State crumble in Game 4.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 2:12 pm


Wordplay: The Language of Letting Go

Solving crossword puzzles helps a mother bond with her adult child in a new way.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 1:07 pm


Feature: The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump

Flacks in this White House press office are getting enormous exposure — but potentially at a long-term cost to their credibility.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:00 am


Phys Ed: Are You a ‘Type D’ Athlete? Relax and Ask for Help

If you’re more Eeyore than Tigger when it comes to sports, reach out and elicit suggestions.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:00 am


Take a Number: Every 202,500 Years, Earth Wanders in a New Direction

The planet’s orbit alternates from elliptical to almost perfectly circular — and has for hundreds of millions of years.

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:29 pm








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