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Today β€” November 19th 2018Your RSS feeds

News Analysis: Why Trump Is Sticking With the Saudi Crown Prince

By MARK LANDLER

President Trump does not even want to listen to evidence that could shake his confidence in the Saudi royal, a decision driven by Middle East strategy and arms sales.

Yesterday β€” November 18th 2018Your RSS feeds

U.S. and China Square Off on Trade, and APEC Nations Duck for Cover

By DAMIEN CAVE

The clash between President Xi Jinping and Vice President Pence left the gathering of 21 nations in Papua New Guinea in disarray, and worried.

The Kilogram Is Dead. Long Live the Kilogram!

By XIAOZHI LIM

After a vote (and a century of research), the standard measure for mass is redefined, and the long reign of Le Grand K is ended.

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Top White House Official Involved in Saudi Sanctions Resigns

By MARK MAZZETTI and MAGGIE HABERMAN

The official, who had pushed for tough measures, resigned on Friday as the Trump administration wrestles with internal assessments about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pence, China's Xi trade tough talk at Pacific summit

By Louis Casiano

Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese leader Xi Jinping exchanged barbs and tough talk in competing speeches to world leaders Saturday, with Pence warning the United States could double its tariffs on Beijing unless it bowed to U.S. demands.

The Kilogram Is Dead. Long Live the Kilogram!

By XIAOZHI LIM

After a vote (and a century of research), the standard measure for mass is redefined, and the long reign of Le Grand K is ended.

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

By ALEC MacGILLIS

Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn’t get union support.

Woman refuses to hold escalator handrail, case to be heard in Supreme Court of Canada

By Amy Lieu

The Supreme Court of Canada agreed on Thursday to hear a case of a woman arrested and ticketed for refusing to hold an escalator handrail at a subway station.

Woman refuses to hold escalator handrail, case to be heard in Supreme Court of Canada

By Amy Lieu

The Supreme Court of Canada agreed on Thursday to hear a case of a woman arrested and ticketed for refusing to hold an escalator handrail at a subway station.

North Korea Says It Has Tested β€˜Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

By CHOE SANG-HUN

North Korea did not identify what weapon was tested, but the development could complicate already stalled talks between the United States and North Korea.

Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The kingdom comes up with another story on the journalist’s murder. The Trump administration appears ready to buy it.

Saudis Shift Account of Khashoggi Killing Again, as 5 Agents Face Death Penalty

By BEN HUBBARD and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

The kingdom’s prosecutor acknowledged that Saudi agents dismembered the dissident, but said the killing was not premeditated. Five agents face the death penalty.

Macron’s Response to Trump: β€˜I Do Not Do Policy or Diplomacy by Tweets’

By ALISSA J. RUBIN

The French president refused to be drawn into a tit-for-tat with President Trump, who had leveled a scathing personal attack against him.

German Economy Shrinks Unexpectedly, Adding to Europe’s Risk

By JACK EWING

The Continent faces a confluence of economic and political crises after Germany’s growth disappointed and Italy defied calls to modify a populist budget plan.

Calgary Votes Against Hosting Winter Olympics in 2026

By REUTERS

More than 56 percent of voters said ‘No’ in the plebiscite, a surprisingly lopsided margin after both sides had expected a close call.

First Rohingya Are to Be Returned to Myanmar Killing Grounds

By HANNAH BEECH

More than 2,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees are set for repatriation from neighboring Bangladesh, many of them unwillingly. The United Nations calls it a “clear violation” of international principles.

Merkel Joins Macron in Calling for a European Army β€˜One Day’

By KATRIN BENNHOLD and STEVEN ERLANGER

After another strained meeting with President Trump, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany calls for a European army to reduce dependence on the United States.

U.S. Military’s Global Edge Has Diminished, Strategy Review Finds

By ERIC SCHMITT

Strained forces, budget shortfalls and political dysfunction have cast doubt on the Pentagon’s shift in focus from terrorism to global powers — and President Trump’s support for a strong military.

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