Your Wednesday Briefing

We’re covering Gen. Mark Milley’s testimony and Japan’s unpredictable party leadership race. Top U.S. general faces tough questions in Congress Gen. Mark Milley, the most senior U.S. military commander, defended his actions in the final months of the Trump administration and warned of the “very real possibility” that Al Qaeda

Your Monday Briefing

A post-Brexit Britain’s moment on the global stage A maritime security alliance between Britain, the U.S. and Australia has caused anger and recrimination across three continents, bringing relations between France and the U.S. to their lowest point in decades. Britain has emerged as the unlikely winner of the agreement. Since

Your Friday Briefing

A U.S.-Australia submarine deal angers France President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. and Britain would help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines in the South China Sea has infuriated France, foreshadowing how conflicting American and European responses to confrontations with China may redraw the global strategic map. The deal was meant to

Your Wednesday Briefing

We’re covering the Taliban’s new acting leadership, the lagging vaccination rate in Eastern Europe and China’s commitment to narrow the wage gap. The Taliban announce government posts The Taliban chose people to fill several cabinet positions on an acting basis, stopping short of formally announcing a permanent government in Afghanistan.

Your Friday Briefing

We’re covering the bomb attacks near the Kabul airport and the meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel in Washington. Bombings near Kabul airport leave dozens dead Two suicide bombers struck a dense crowd outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing

Your Wednesday Briefing

U.S. to leave Afghanistan by deadline, Biden says President Biden said at the White House that the U.S. was on track for an Aug. 31 departure from Afghanistan, saying he had spoken to military leaders so they would be prepared to “adjust that timetable, should that become necessary.” Earlier on

Your Monday Briefing

Biden may extend Afghanistan deadline President Biden said on Sunday that his administration might extend his Aug. 31 deadline for removing all American troops from Afghanistan, and he pledged that all evacuated Afghan allies would be given a home in the U.S. after they were screened at bases in other

Your Thursday Briefing

Thousands attempt to flee Afghanistan President Biden’s decision not to begin a mass evacuation from Afghanistan of interpreters, guides and their relatives earlier has left thousands in limbo. Women in particular are frantically erasing their links to the U.S. for fear that they will be targeted by the Taliban. The

Your Monday Briefing

The Taliban seize Afghanistan Taliban fighters poured into Kabul amid scenes of panic and chaos yesterday, bringing a swift and shocking close to the Afghan government and the 20-year American era in the country. Afghanistan’s capital fell to the Taliban far faster than many had imagined it would, leaving most

Bring your own bag, Denver. Plastic bag fees begin Thursday.

Sometimes there’s no substitute for the old way of doing things. The 10-cent plastic bag fee that starts Thursday in Denver should take grocery and retail shoppers and carryout customers back to the time before plastic was king. The Denver City Council approved the fees — which also apply to