China, Brexit, the Philippines: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’ll be off on Monday for the American holiday of Martin Luther King Day. Now back to the news: America’s expanded antimissile efforts, China’s population crisis, and the economic costs of climate change. U.S. plans to expand missile defenses President Trump announced new…

Missile Defense, Brexit, Nancy Pelosi: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’ll be off on Monday for the American holiday of Martin Luther King Day. Now, back to the news. The U.S. made plans to expand missile defense, Britain waited for the next move from its prime minister, and President Trump hit back at…

Nancy Pelosi, Chicago, Mary Oliver: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. A few members of Congress were on a bus, heading to Andrews Air Force Base for their first leg of an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, when President Trump sent a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “I am…

Theresa May, Nairobi, Glaciers: Your Thursday Briefing

Good morning. Britain’s prime minister stays at the helm, the U.S. State of the Union address is in doubt and the death toll rises in a terrorist attack in Kenya. Here’s the latest: Theresa May survives leadership challenge over Brexit Parliament voted 325 to 306 against a motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May,…

Shutdown, Brexit, Oscars: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. _____ 1. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to reschedule the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the government shutdown. The president’s State of the Union address is one of the…

Brexit, Glaciers, Syria: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Another day of political drama in Britain, a fatal ISIS attack in Syria and the dangers of rapidly melting glaciers in Central Asia. Here’s the latest: Theresa May survives leadership challenge over Brexit Parliament voted 325 to 306 against a motion of no-confidence…

Brexit, El Chapo, Nairobi: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We start with the fallout from the Brexit deal’s defeat in Parliament, the shutdown’s effect on federal workers’ finances, and an update from El Chapo’s trial. Brexit deal’s failure adds to uncertainty in Britain Parliament will debate a vote of no confidence in…

Brexit, Nairobi, El Chapo: Your Wednesday Briefing

Good morning. British Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit plan, Germany moves against a far-right party, and gay penguins in Sydney learn to co-parent. Here’s the latest: Parliament overwhelmingly rejects Brexit plan British lawmakers voted 432 to 202 against Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to leave the E.U. It was the biggest defeat in the House…

Brexit, William Barr, Penguins: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. British lawmakers dealt a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union. The 432-to-202 vote was the biggest defeat in the House of Commons in recent history for a prime minister. The turn of…

Brexit, Huawei, Gay Penguins: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Britain awaits the results of a critical Brexit vote, President Trump’s attorney general nominee testifies in Congress and gay penguins in Sydney learn to co-parent. Here’s the latest: Crucial Brexit vote gets underway The British Parliament is about to start voting on Prime…