As America Looks Inward, China Looks to Outer Space

HONG KONG — While President Trump refocuses American industry on the earthbound technologies of the 20th century — coal, steel and aluminum — China is setting its sights on the far reaches of the solar system. China this week launched a rocket headed for the moon, where for now only an American flag flies, with…

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s hankering for a United States ambassador hit another snag on Tuesday when Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee announced that he had turned down the job. “At the end of the day, I just felt like it wasn’t the right fit and I still had work to do in the Senate,” Senator…

• Prince Harry, 33, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, married Meghan Markle, 36, an American actress, at Windsor Castle. • Each has a new title. Harry is now the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Ms. Markle will be known as Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex. Oprah Winfrey was…

WINDSOR, England — A thousand-year-old English castle echoed with the exhortations of a black preacher and a gospel choir on Saturday, as Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, an American actress, nudging the British royal family into a new era. Ms. Markle, who has long identified herself as a feminist, entered St. George’s Chapel alone rather…



BARCELONA, Spain — The former leader of Catalonia said on Tuesday that he had traveled to Brussels to put Spain’s territorial conflict “in the institutional heart of Europe” and to guarantee a fair trial for separatist leaders who declared the region’s independence, but he said that they were not seeking asylum. “We are here because…

BIDNIJA, Malta — On Oct. 16, at 1:41 a.m., a cellphone SIM card was activated in this rural Maltese village. It was the moment, investigators say, when a remote-controlled bomb packed with TNT was armed and placed under the driver’s seat of this tiny country’s most famous, and most provocative, journalist. The next afternoon, the…

It’s a big week for President Trump. He will appear before the United Nations General Assembly, the first such visit of his presidency. The session comes at a time when the United States is on the cusp of crucial foreign policy decisions: North Korea continues to provoke by firing missiles over Japan, and Mr. Trump…

ROME — The campaign before Italy’s national elections on Sunday has been self-obsessed and often petty and unedifying. But it has been instructive about one thing: The political forces that have torn at the global order and the European Union have settled into the mainstream. Fascists rallied in large numbers in Italian piazzas. The country…

SEOUL, South Korea — The whistle-blower who exposed the actions of the Korean Air chairman’s daughter who forced a plane to return to its gate in a tiff over macadamia nuts is suing her and the airline, accusing them of illegally demoting and ostracizing him. “My case illustrates how those who say no to economic…

The last main challenger dropped out of Egypt’s presidential election on Wednesday, effectively clearing the field for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to run virtually unopposed in a vote that is shaping up to be a referendum on his military-backed rule. The challenger, the human rights lawyer Khaled Ali, said a fair contest was no longer…

SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Security Council has announced new measures against North Korea, blacklisting 27 ships, 21 shipping companies and one individual accused of helping the North evade previous sanctions. The move increases pressure on the North ahead of planned summit meetings between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and the presidents of South…

THE HAGUE — It was the closing of one of Europe’s most shameful chapters of atrocity and bloodletting since World War II. With applause inside and outside the courtroom at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Gen. Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander, was convicted on Wednesday of genocide, crimes against humanity…