As Kim Ends Beijing Visit, China and North Korea Craft New Messages

BEIJING — Propaganda departments in China and North Korea were in full swing on Wednesday as Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, concluded a two-day tour of China that...

Live Updates: Trump-Kim Summit Ends with Promise to Suspend Military Exercises

President Trump, after a daylong historic summit with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, announced plans to suspend military exercises on the Korean Peninsula and said he expected...

Live Updates: President Trump to Meet Kim Jong-un of North Korea

President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea will hold the first-ever meeting between leaders of their two countries on Tuesday morning in Singapore, carrying with them hopes to...

A Drink in a Bar, a Dip in the Tigris: Mosul Returns to Life

MOSUL, Iraq — The bar, in eastern Mosul, is somewhat hidden, without a sign out front and curtains pulled, but a steady flow of customers trickled through its doors...

As America Looks Inward, China Looks Up. Way Up.

HONG KONG — While President Trump refocuses American industry on the earthbound technologies of the 20th century — coal, steel and aluminum — China is setting its sights on...

Could a Colonial-Era Golf Club Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Woes?

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong Golf Club is a 129-year-old enclave of privilege whose quiet fairways once catered to the city’s British colonial rulers, but whose parking lot...

North Korea’s About-Face? It’s a Return to Form.

Yes, even dictators get cold feet. Wednesday’s news that North Korea was considering calling off Kim Jong-un’s planned June meeting with President Trump reflected a pattern by the unpredictable regime:...

China’s Last Cave Dwellers Fight to Keep Their Underground Homes

GEBENG, China — When armed bandits prowled this remote, mountainous stretch of the southwestern province of Guizhou in the chaotic years before the founding of modern China, the ethnic...

How Trump’s Iran Stance Could Affect a North Korea Deal

TOKYO — In announcing his decision to exit the Iran nuclear accord, President Trump said he also wanted to send a signal about the kind of hard bargain...

Pompeo Offers Olive Branch to North Korea Amid Mission to Free Americans

SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extended an olive branch to senior North Korean officials on Wednesday: “All the opportunities your people so richly deserve” in...