How Kim Jong Un got cold feet

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. The Trump administration is a cable-news presidency. President Trump, known for his aversion to detailed briefings, often sets much of his agenda during his […]

Malaysian reformist Anwar Ibrahim released from prison, granted royal pardon

Malaysian opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim kisses his wife, Wan Azizah Ismail, during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur after his release Wednesday. (Lai Seng Sin/Reuters) BEIJING — Anwar Ibrahim, the standard-bearer of Malaysia’s reform movement, was released from prison and granted a royal pardon Wednesday in one of the most dramatic developments since an opposition […]

As criticism of Israel mounts, Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Israel on Wednesday welcomed another embassy in Jerusalem just two days after the landmark move by the United States, even as the diplomatic fallout over Gaza bloodshed intensified with Israel and Turkey trading bitter recriminations. The ribbon-cutting by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales made his country the first to join the United States in […]