The biggest political story in China this year isn’t in Beijing. It isn’t even in China. It’s centered at a $68 million apartment overlooking Central Park in Manhattan.
PARIS — France’s boyish president already has faced down Donald J. Trump, lectured Vladimir V. Putin and confronted the formidable French labor unions — all in less than three weeks.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — In Indonesia, a public figure caught up in a scandal involving pornography or an extramarital affair would usually expect to be denounced by the Islamic Defenders Front, an influential hard-line Muslim organization.
KABUL A huge explosion from a suicide car bomb in Kabul on Wednesday killed several people and wounded many others, officials said. Police said the explosion occurred in an area close to the German embassy, although the area is home to other embassies and government offices so it was not immediately clear what the precise…
The precise target of the attack, believed to be a car bomb, was not immediately clear, with many embassies and government buildings located in the same area. TOLOnews reported the exact address of blast site as the 14th Street of the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood.
SEOUL South Korea’s Defense Ministry “intentionally dropped” mentioning that four more launchers had been deployed for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system in a report to President Moon Jae-in’s top aides, his office said on Wednesday.
Despite early signals from the Trump administration that it would not mind improving relations with Russia, which seemed to hit rock bottom during the last months of the Obama presidency, Moscow “had no special expectations” with regards to the new US President Trump, the Russian leader said in an interview to be published in full…