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December 11, 2018

With Brexit Deal in Peril, Theresa May Scrambles to Save It
Britain’s prime minister set off Tuesday on a series of flying visits with E.U. leaders, seeking ways to increase domestic support for her withdrawal agreement.... More >>

A Member of Britain’s Parliament Seized the Ceremonial Mace, and Confusion Reigned
The act of protest by a member of the House of Commons drew attention to the symbolic 17th-century object, and to the chaotic state of British politics.... More >>

Macron, Confronting Yellow Vest Protests in France, Promises Relief
In his most substantive public remarks on the demonstrations that have roiled France, President Emmanuel Macron promised steps to address them.... More >>

Understanding the Collective Rage of France’s ‘Gilets Jaunes’
Shuttered shops, burning cars and tear gas. We were on the ground in Paris with the “Yellow Vests” protesters as they took to the streets for the fourth week in a row.... More >>

Unrest in France Hinders Macron’s Push to Revive Economy
The Yellow Vest protests roiling the country have cost businesses billions of euros and threatened President Emmanuel Macron’s strategy for growth.... More >>

Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections
The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.... More >>

Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too.
While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies.... More >>

Targets of U.S. Sanctions Hire Lobbyists With Trump Ties to Seek Relief
Representing clients who face penalties from Washington is a lucrative new niche, especially for lobbyists who have links to the president or his administration.... More >>

After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B
Finding a replacement for the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, is in many ways just the latest staffing snare in a White House that has struggled to fill even low-ranking jobs.... More >>

‘A Simple Private Transaction’: Trump Lays Out a Defense in a Campaign-Finance Case
After prosecutors essentially named President Trump an unindicted co-conspirator with Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump insisted that payments to two women were not election-related spending.... More >>

A Conflicted War: MS-13, Trump and America’s Stake in El Salvador’s Security
U.S. investment is guiding the fight to contain the violence in El Salvador, even as President Trump hurls insults and threatens to walk away.... More >>

A Tragedy in Yemen, Made in America
Tracing an airstrike halfway around the world back to an American bomb factory.... More >>

Brexit, Donald Trump, Voyager 2: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.... More >>

New York Today: N.Y. Today: Year of the Woman, but Not on the City Council
Tuesday: Only 11 out of 51 City Council members are women. The Council’s Women’s Caucus is taking a step to address that.... More >>

What’s Next, Mrs. May?
The only thing clear about Brexit is that there will be more confusion.... More >>

The G.O.P. Goes Full Authoritarian
Only Trump’s flamboyant awfulness stands in the way of his party’s power grab.... More >>

The Presidency or Prison
What happens if re-election is Trump's best hope of avoiding an indictment?... More >>

The Writer Who Destroyed an Empire
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, born 100 years ago today, did more than anyone to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.... More >>

Another Day in Brexit Hell
Pray for us.... More >>

Why Is Qatar Leaving OPEC?
The decision to leave the oil cartel is aimed at reinforcing the country’s autonomy from its Persian Gulf neighbors.... More >>

Trump Is Unwilling to Tackle Climate Change. China Must Step Up.
China can do more. The planet depends on it.... More >>

Mr. Mayor, Why No Outrage Over a Mother’s Brutal Arrest?
Days after the police yanked a baby from a woman in a welfare office, no clear word on why.... More >>

A Moment in Mexico: Ruptured City
In the aftermath of a major earthquake in Mexico City last year, aerial footage captures the resilience of the city’s response.... More >>

Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze
The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.... More >>

The Dangers of Doing Favors for Donald Trump
The president is often unable or unwilling to spot the difference between a favor and a crooked scheme.... More >>

It’s a Briefcase! It’s a Pizza Box! No, It’s a Mini Satellite
Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.... More >>

The Original Ronaldo Adjusts to the Owner’s Box
In buying a Spanish club, Ronaldo, a two-time World Cup winner with Brazil, is hoping to set a model for a post-career life.... More >>

Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom?
After a spike in anonymous complaints about store signage, some merchants are facing big fines, and others are taking their signs down as a precaution.... More >>

Live Briefing: Sundar Pichai of Google Heads to Capitol Hill
Google’s chief executive will get his turn under the Washington bright lights when he starts testifying about the company at 10 a.m.... More >>

Five Marines Declared Dead After Aviation Disaster
The Marines were declared dead six days after two American military planes crashed off the coast of Japan during a routine training exercise.... More >>

Russians Prepare for Spacewalk, Aiming to Solve a Space Station Mystery
The two men will spend six hours examining and repairing a tiny hole that roiled space relations between the United States and Russia.... More >>

Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Spying, Enters Plea Deal; Court Papers Backpedal on Sex Claims
Ms. Butina will plead guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent. The case drew headlines with accusations that she used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence Republicans.... More >>

Indiana High School Student Charged With Murdering Pregnant Classmate
Breana Rouhselang, 17, was six months pregnant when her body was found in a dumpster. The father of her child, Aaron Trejo, 16, confessed to killing her, the authorities said.... More >>

Sri Lanka Dispatch: A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand
Everyday Sri Lankans — a retired banker, a former nurse, a marriage counselor — volunteer at a phone counseling line to ease burdens in a war-traumatized country.... More >>

Thai Court Holds Bahraini Soccer Star Who Escaped Persecution
The Bahraini man, Hakeem al-Araibi, had been granted refugee status in Australia, but was detained in Thailand after a request from his home country to extradite him.... More >>

With Power Grabs in the Midwest, G.O.P. Risks a 2020 Backlash
Republican efforts to constrain incoming Democrats could hurt the party’s image with moderates in a region President Trump considers crucial for his re-election effort.... More >>

What Happens When 25,000 Amazon Workers Flush Toilets?
Amazon’s offices in Queens will be built over an aging sewage system. The city says the pipes can handle the wastewater, but residents are worried.... More >>

How to Finally Write Your Nonfiction Book
No, it will not be easy. Yes, it will be rewarding. (Eventually.)... More >>

Great Gifts for Kids (and What Makes Them Great)
Wirecutter’s kid-tested, parent-and-teacher-approved gift ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary schoolers.... More >>

Trilobites: Your Liver Doesn’t Know It’s the Holidays
Think of your liver as the unindulgent relative at your holiday party who doesn’t like the change in schedule and would rather be in bed.... More >>

This Robin in a Sun Hat (and the Government) Want You to Stay Safe This Holiday Season
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s approach to social media is designed to save lives and get laughs at the same time. Here are its best holiday safety tips.... More >>

Frugal Traveler: Basking in the Sun This Winter, for Less
Tips and strategies for singles and families who want to enjoy warm weather on a sandy beach or on the deck of a cruise ship, and still not pay too much.... More >>

The 52 Places Traveler: Adventures in ‘the Most Organized City’ in India
With only three more stops to go, our columnist takes in Chandigarh, Le Corbusier’s rigorously planned city, and, on the flip side, a fantastical rock garden, with a mirrored fun-house and waterfall.... More >>

David Sedaris’s Back Pages, Before ‘SantaLand’ Made Him a Star
The writer’s archive, which has just been bought by Yale, includes his voluminous diaries and other private handmade books.... More >>

Critic’s Pick: Review: Race and Sex in Plantation America in ‘Slave Play’
In a staggering professional New York debut, the playwright Jeremy O. Harris unpacks interracial relationships both antebellum and postmodern.... More >>

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Makes Fun of Trump for Struggling to Replace John Kelly
“If anyone here wants to be President Trump’s chief of staff, just raise your hand and the job is yours,” Fallon told his audience.... More >>

My Brilliant Friend: Has HBO’s ‘’My Brilliant Friend’ Finale Left You Wanting More?
Times staff discuss the highs and lows of the eight-episode season adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel.... More >>

MIND: Can We Really Inherit Trauma?
Headlines suggest that the epigenetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best.... More >>

The New Health Care: How to Cut U.S. Drug Prices: Experts Weigh In
A look at policies and possible trade-offs, including the risk of hampering innovation.... More >>

The Checkup: Why Is Children’s Masturbation Such a Secret?
Parents and children have questions, but there is surprisingly little guidance available in the pediatric literature.... More >>

Times Insider: How Two Times Reporters Covered the Hunt for Oil in Alaska
The investigative reporter Steve Eder and the climate reporter Henry Fountain teamed up to examine how the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge went from off-limits to open for business.... More >>

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