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…

Shutdown, Syria, Jayme Closs: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. At midnight tonight, the partial government shutdown will become the longest in American history. Our White House correspondents analyzed the mood in Washington. Officially, Republicans blame Democrats. Privately, many concede, the stalemate over President Trump’s demand for a border…

Government Shutdown, Mike Pompeo, Jayme Closs: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We start today with breaking news from Syria, as well as the latest from the government shutdown, which is now tied for the longest in history. And it’s Friday, so there’s a new news quiz. White House sees storm aid as a way…

Climate Change, U.S. Shutdown, Michael Cohen: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. The oceans are warming up faster than thought, the U.S. shutdown remained a logjam, and Norway disclosed the kidnapping of a tycoon’s wife. Here’s the latest: Oceans are warming far faster than we thought A new analysis reports that ocean temperatures are rising…

U.S. Shutdown, China Censorship, Baby Shark: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Scientists find of acceleration in ocean warming, President Trump makes another push for a border wall, and a Baby Shark version becomes a global hit. Here’s the latest: Oceans are warming far, far faster than we thought. In a new analysis published Thursday,…

Shutdown, Jobs, Markets: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. The shutdown won’t end soon. In a contentious meeting at the White House, President Trump and congressional leaders failed to break a deadlock that has kept the government partially shut down for nearly two weeks. Mr. Trump threatened to…

Congress, Stocks, China: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We start today with Democrats’ efforts to end the partial government shutdown, and a look at this morning’s jobs report. And it’s Friday, so there’s a new news quiz. Democrats vote to end the shutdown Hours after Democrats took control of the House…