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Europe Edition: Mark Zuckerberg, Manchester, Ramadan: Your Wednesday Briefing

Europe Edition: Mark Zuckerberg, Manchester, Ramadan: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Mark Zuckerberg in Europe, memorials in Manchester and the death of an American literary giant. Here’s the latest: • Mark Zuckerberg faced a barrage of questions at the European Parliament in Brussels, the latest […]

Can Trump Still Claim Victory if Kim Jong-un Keeps His Nuclear Arms?

Can Trump Still Claim Victory if Kim Jong-un Keeps His Nuclear Arms? “That’s not what the president is promising or what everybody is hoping for, but it would be really good and they should take it,” said Jeffrey Lewis, a Korea expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. “You’re not getting rid of the […]

Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Is a ‘99.9% Done Deal,’ South Korea Says

Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Is a ‘99.9% Done Deal,’ South Korea Says SEOUL, South Korea — Confronting growing doubts about whether a planned meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, would take place, a South Korean official said Monday that there was a “99.9 percent” chance of it happening. Speaking to reporters aboard […]

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History In other primary races Tuesday, Ms. McGrath in Kentucky displayed another show of force by a Democratic woman in a contested primary. She seized the party’s nomination for a Republican-leaning House seat based in Lexington, defeating Mr. Gray, the city’s popular mayor. National Democrats had […]

Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback

Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback Later this month, five regulators are expected to release a plan to water-down the Volcker Rule, which bans banks from making risky bets with depositors’ money. Regulators have already proposed easing limits on how much the largest banks can borrow, a change that was opposed by Obama administration appointees […]

Trump Denies Reaching Deal With China on ZTE

Trump Denies Reaching Deal With China on ZTE President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was not happy with how recent trade talks with China had gone, and said the United States had not reached a deal to suspend penalties on the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, disputing reports that the administration had decided to go […]

Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal

Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian […]