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China’s ‘Special Place’ in Modi’s Heart Is Now a Thorn in His Side

Narendra Modi once looked up to China. As a business-friendly Indian state leader, he traveled there repeatedly to attract investment and see how his country could learn from...

A Perpetual Bridesmaid Gets the Crown, and Germany (Mostly) Likes the Look

Executives at Bayer Leverkusen, the longstanding but habitually middleweight German soccer team, have...

U.S. Targets May Not Be on List in Possible Iran Attack, Officials Say

American intelligence analysts and officials said on Friday that they expected Iran to...

Computer Theorist Wins $1 Million Turing Award

Computers seem methodical, deliberate and utterly predictable. But they can also behave in...

‘Climate-Controlled’ Sausage? Courts Crack Down on ‘Greenwashing’

A “climate-controlled” sausage. New trousers labeled “recycled.” A “sustainable” airline ticket.More and more,...

China’s ‘Special Place’ in Modi’s Heart Is Now a Thorn in His Side

Narendra Modi once looked up to China. As a business-friendly Indian state leader, he traveled there repeatedly to attract investment and see how...

China Feels Boxed In by the U.S. but Has Few Ways to Push Back

President Biden’s effort to build American security alliances in China’s backyard is likely to reinforce the Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s view that Washington...

Myanmar Rebels Take Key Trading Town, but Counteroffensive Looms

Resistance forces seeking to oust Myanmar’s military regime captured a key trade town on the Thai border this week, one of their most...

Friday Briefing: U.S. General Visits Israel Amid Fears of Iranian Attack

A U.S. commander went to Israel amid fears of Iranian attackA senior U.S. military commander traveled to Israel yesterday to coordinate with top...

In Warning to China, Biden Hosts Summit With Leaders of Japan and Philippines

President Biden used a first-ever joint meeting with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines on Thursday to expand a web of security...

Akebono, Hawaii-Born Sumo Champion in Japan, Dies at 54

Taro Akebono, a Hawaii-born sumo wrestler who became the sport’s first foreign grand champion and helped to fuel a resurgence in the sport’s...

Vietnamese Real Estate Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12 Billion Fraud Case

Truong My Lan, a Vietnamese real estate tycoon, was sentenced to death on Thursday for her role in a financial fraud case, in...

Thursday Briefing: Japan’s Leader Visits Washington

The U.S. hosted Japan’s prime ministerPresident Biden welcomed Fumio Kishida, Japan’s leader, for a state visit yesterday in Washington. A few hours after...

Celebrating Eid in NYC: Looks from Hasan Minhaj, Ramy Youssef and More

Washington Square Park is known for its lively atmosphere and eclectic characters. That was no different on Wednesday morning, when hundreds of Muslims...

Trudeau to Testify in Foreign Election Interference Inquiry

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has long dismissed allegations that China interfered in his country’s past two general elections. Not a single...

South Korean Election to Set Tone for Remainder of President’s Term

In the two years since he was elected, President Yoon Suk Yeol has made his mark in foreign policy, forging deeper ties with...

Biden’s Trade Moves Raise Tensions With China and Japan but Draw Cheers at Home

President Biden has intensified efforts to shield American industries from foreign competition in an election year, as he courts blue-collar workers and attempts...

Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., Belated Medal of Honor Winner, Dies at 97

Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., who was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor in May 2021 for his exploits seven decades earlier, commanding vastly...

How Japan Is Trying to Rebuild Its Chip Industry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is transforming the small Japanese farm town of Kikuyo into a key node in Asia’s chip supply chain.TSMC, as...

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