New York Times

E.C.B., at Latest Meeting, May Highlight Risks From Trade War

The central bank meets Thursday and will publish its latest economic forecasts. But the report is not expected to prompt changes in monetary policy.

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U.S. Aid Program Vowed to Help 75,000 Afghan Women. Watchdog Says It’s a Flop.

An American program billed as the world’s biggest ever designed purely for female empowerment has accomplished little, a United States government study says.

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Race and Banjo Paterson in Cartoon Australia

This week’s newsletter focuses on loves, loathes and multicultural representation in illustrations about Australia. It’s Bruegel for Oz!

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Australian Politicians Threaten Schoolgirl Over National Anthem Protest

One politician said a 9-year-old who refused to stand for the national anthem deserved a “kick up the backside.”

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Rat in Broth Wipes $190 Million Off Restaurant Chain’s Value

Hotpot restaurants, which have a serving setup similar to that for fondue, have been enjoying a moment in China. One diner’s video may change that.

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Hurricane, Typhoon or Cyclone? Same Storm, Different Name

Tropical cyclones occur all over the world, but what they’re called depends on where they form.

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The Metamorphosis of Silicon Valley C.E.O.s: From Big to Boring

Technology chief executives were once admired for their force-of-nature personalities and daring. Now boring is the new black (or is it beige?). Except for Elon Musk, of course.

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Hungary’s Democracy Is in Danger, E.U. Parliament Decides

Lawmakers backed rare measures to punish Viktor Orban’s government for the erosion of democratic standards. But final sanctions are up to national leaders.

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ISIS Attacks in West Drop Sharply, but Threat Remains High

The number of attempted attacks by the Islamic State held steady this year. What has changed is that the majority are intercepted by law enforcement.

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