The ‘Goddess’ Yi Wan Ka: Ivanka Trump Is a Hit in China

BEIJING — When Wang Ge, a business school student, wakes up, she often asks herself, “What would Ivanka do?” That would be Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of President Trump,...

He Left Soviet Army for Afghan Life 35 Years Ago. Now, the Russians Are...

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — When the Soviet Army pulled out of Afghanistan decades ago, it left behind rusty tanks, the wreckage of helicopters and a Ukrainian man who now goes...

North Korea Confirms Detention of Tony Kim, an American Teacher

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea confirmed on Wednesday that it was holding an American citizen, saying the man was being held for committing “hostile criminal acts with an...

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident Who Won Nobel While Jailed, Dies at 61

BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept a vigil on Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought...

G.M. Chief, in China, Challenges Planned Bans of Gasoline Cars

SHANGHAI — Cars should run on gasoline for a little while longer. So argued Mary Barra, the chief executive of General Motors, who on Friday cautioned against the growing trend...

Vladimir Putin, Facebook, White Rhino: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. The Saudi crown prince’s quest for investment, jail for a U.S. police officer who fatally shot Justine Damond...

Apple’s App Store in China, Long a Moneymaker, Faces Scrutiny

BEIJING — In China, where Western-owned online services like Facebook and Google have long been blocked, Apple’s app store is a lucrative exception. Apple offers gaming, dining and dating...

Olympic Doping Bans Lifted for 28 Russians

An international tribunal ruled on Thursday in favor of most of the Russian athletes who had been barred from the Olympics for doping, but the International Olympic Committee said...

North Korea, Syria, Women’s Marches: Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. From the U.S. government shutdown to drama at the Australian Open, here’s the news: • Lawmakers traded blame as Congress reconvened for a rare weekend session to try...

Philippines Bars Citizens From Working in Kuwait, Citing Abuses

MANILA — The Philippines on Monday barred its citizens from traveling to Kuwait for employment, accusing the oil-rich Gulf state of turning a blind eye to the abuse and...