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Donald Trump, Roy Moore, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

• It’s not all bad out there. In our Weekend Briefing, we featured a roundup of some inspiring stories in The Times. We’d like to incorporate more of those, so today we introduce you to the Mekong Review. The magazine covers Southeast Asia’s literary scene and offers a voice in countries where free speech is perennially threatened. • Quotation of the day. “When you grow up in France, none of the heroes you learn about are entrepreneurs. When someone gets rich in France, people immediately ask, ‘What did he do to make this money? He must be a nasty person.’ ” — Brigitte Granville, a professor at Queen Mary University of London who was raised in France, on shifting views toward business as the country tries to make the most of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Back Story “Greed is good.” Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of “Wall Street.” Michael Douglas won an Oscar for his role as Gordon Gekko, the ruthless corporate raider who takes a young stockbroker named Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen, under his wing. […]

Republican Party, Donald Trump, Prince Harry: Your Tuesday Briefing

• A royal couple for a modern kingdom. Sarah Lyall, a longtime London correspondent for The Times, reflected on Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle, a divorced American who is biracial, and what it means for Britain: “The engagement is significant, in part as a frivolously welcome distraction at a time of unrelenting bad news about the economy, about Britain’s painful ‘Brexit’ from Europe and about Britain’s place in the world. More than that, it is an example of openness and inclusivity in a country that is sorely divided over issues like race and immigration.” The prince helped to design the engagement ring, which included two diamonds that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana. Watch the couple discuss how he proposed here […]

Republican Party, Donald Trump, Prince Harry: Your Tuesday Briefing

• A royal couple for a modern kingdom. Sarah Lyall, a longtime London correspondent for The Times, reflected on Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle, a divorced American who is biracial, and what it means for Britain: “The engagement is significant, in part as a frivolously welcome distraction at a time of unrelenting bad news about the economy, about Britain’s painful ‘Brexit’ from Europe and about Britain’s place in the world. […]

Bali, Pope Francis, Meghan Markle: Your Monday Briefing

SectionsSEARCHSkip to contentSkip to site indexSubscribeLog In SubscribeLog InAdvertisementBriefingBali, Pope Francis, Meghan Markle: Your Monday BriefingImageThe Mount Agung volcano began erupting on the Indonesian island of Bali over the weekend. Officials said today that up to 100,000 people needed to be evacuated.CreditFirdia Lisnawati/Associated PressBy Chris Stanford Nov. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Catalonia, Turkey, North Korea: Your Wednesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Mohd Rasfan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • The half brother of North Korea’s leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked, according to testimony by a Malaysian government chemist. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Rohingya, Narendra Modi: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit The Telegraph, via YouTube • In Australia, 14 people were injured, including one listed in critical condition, after a car sprayed burning fuel into a crowd at a racing event in Alice Springs. [ABC] Continue reading the main story • Hong Kong’s public broadcaster dropped the BBC’s 24-hour World Service radio channel, replacing it with a Chinese state radio that broadcasts mostly in Mandarin, not Cantonese, the city’s main dialect. [BBC] • Millions in farm subsidies that go to Britain’s rich and famous — including Queen Elizabeth II — could be excised after the country leaves the European Union. [The New York Times] • A top U.N. official said Saudi Arabia should fund all humanitarian aid to confront the crisis in Yemen, where the kingdom has led a military campaign since 2015. [Reuters] • Tennis officials are deciding the fate of Fabio Fognini, the Italian player expelled from the U.S. […]

Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, ‘The Dark Tower’: Your Friday Briefing

• Best of late-night TV. After the Statue of Liberty made headlines this week, Stephen Colbert waxed poetic as Lady Liberty. Photo tore through one of the world’s tallest residential buildings overnight in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The authorities said no injuries were reported in the blaze, the second in two years at the skyscraper, which is called Torch Tower.” data-mediaviewer-credit=”Social Media/Reuters” itemprop=”url” itemid=”https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/08/05/world/04USBriefing-Dubai/04USBriefing-Dubai-master675.jpg” /> A fire tore through one of the world’s tallest residential buildings overnight in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The authorities said no injuries were reported in the blaze, the second in two years at the skyscraper, which is called Torch Tower. Credit Social Media/Reuters • Quotation of the day. “He has said he loves his wife, but has difficulties with the queen as an institution.” Continue reading the main story — Stephanie Surrugue, a biographer of Prince Henrik of Denmark. Henrik, the prince consort, no longer wishes to be buried next to his wife of 50 years, Queen Margrethe II, because he was never made king or king consort. Back Story “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” That’s a quote ascribed to Pierre Pérignon, a Benedictine monk, on tasting sparkling wine on this day in 1693. Legend has it that he used a cork to seal in the fizz, but the veracity of the quote — like the idea that he invented Champagne — has long been refuted by historians […]