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U.S. Will Impose Tariffs on French Goods in Response to Tech Tax

By Jim Tankersley

The Trump administration said it would impose 25 percent tariffs on some French goods but will delay collection of the levies.

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Used Clothes Ban May Crimp Kenyan Style. It May Also Lift Local Design.

By Abdi Latif Dahir

Kenya has halted imports of secondhand clothes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The move limits fashion selection, but opens doors for the country’s designers and manufacturers.

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Australia Halts Hong Kong Extradition Agreement and Extends Visas

By Austin Ramzy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said visas for Hong Kongers already in Australia would be lengthened by five years, and suggested businesses should move from the city to his country.

Woman Says She Was Fired Because Her Children Disrupted Her Work Calls

By Allyson Waller

Drisana Rios of San Diego said in a lawsuit that she lost her job with an insurance brokerage firm after a supervisor complained that her children were being noisy during meetings.

Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.

By Natasha Singer

As countries race to deploy coronavirus-tracking software, researchers are reporting privacy and security risks that could affect millions of people and undermine trust in public health efforts.

Mexican President LΓ³pez Obrador Vows 'Dignity' at Trump's Side

By Azam Ahmed and Michael Crowley

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, visiting the White House Wednesday, has avoided fighting the Trump administration. Critics say he is too willing to bend to the American president’s will.

Trump Administration Signals Formal Withdrawal From W.H.O.

By Katie Rogers and Apoorva Mandavilli

Health experts widely condemned the departure, which brings an end to threats President Trump had been making for months.

β€˜A Colossal Error’: Mexican Leader Under Fire for Plan to Visit Trump

By Natalie Kitroeff

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet in the White House this week with President Trump, and he said he planned to praise the administration for its “respectful treatment” of Mexicans.

White House Warns Against Chinese Investment, Citing Risk of Further Sanctions

By Ana Swanson

Economic and security officials warned a federal fund against putting retirement savings in China at “a time of mounting uncertainty” for the relationship.

State Department Bars Chinese Officials Who Restrict Access to Tibet

By Lara Jakes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said international access to Tibet was a matter of regional and environmental security. He did not say how many Chinese officials were being blocked from the U.S.

Travel Restrictions on Americans Erode a Sense of Passport Privilege

By Megan Specia

As countries across the world ease coronavirus restrictions but block American travelers, a long-held sense that the U.S. passport was a golden ticket is losing its luster.

Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale

By Peter S. Goodman

Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.

South Korea Denies U.S. Request to Extradite Operator of Child Pornography Site

By Choe Sang-Hun

The Justice Department had sought to try Son Jong-woo after he was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on money-laundering and other charges.