Trump Heralds a New Trade Deal, Then Says He Might Delay It

RICHFIELD, Ohio — President Trump heralded a new trade agreement with South Korea at his first public appearance in nearly a week on Thursday, but then immediately suggested that...

Russia, Malala, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. The Koreas set a meeting date, a homecoming in Pakistan and a farewell wave for an Australian surfing...

Afghan Hunger Strikers Demand Cease-Fire: ‘Our Blood Is Finished’

KABUL, Afghanistan — Within 24 hours of a recent suicide bombing in Helmand Province, which added at least 14 names to the long list of the dead in a...

India Spurns the Dalai Lama’s Celebration, Worried About China

McLEOD GANJ, India — An original song of thanks to India had been rehearsed, and a stadium in New Delhi had been reserved for a celebratory rally — all...

Malala Returns to Pakistan for First Time Since Attack 6 Years Ago

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for girls’ education and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, returned to Pakistan early Thursday in her first visit since an attack...

Anbang Was Seized by China. Now, It Has a Deal for You.

BEIJING — Less than a month after it was seized by the Chinese government, Anbang Insurance Group, the giant conglomerate, is once again offering small investors “you snooze, you...

North and South Korean Officials Meet at Border to Discuss Summit Meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — Senior negotiators from North and South Korea met on their countries’ border on Thursday to prepare for the summit meeting planned for late April between...

Trade Deals Take Years. Trump Wants to Remake Them in Months.

Trade pacts typically require years of detailed negotiations. The North American Free Trade Agreement needed two years. Creation of the World Trade Organization took eight. The Trump administration wants to...

Getting to Know (and Appreciate) Rural Australia

Damien Cave, our Australia bureau chief, shares insights on Australia, news of the world and reader feedback in this weekly newsletter. Want it by email? Sign up. ______ I’m in rural...

China, Kim Jong-un, Easter: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. • Confident, reasonable — willing to bargain. That’s how North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, came across in his debut...