Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Instances

Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Instances

President Trump spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing tasks in China, working an workplace there throughout his first run for the presidency and forging a partnership with a serious government-controlled firm. Now our investigative reporters have discovered a checking account there in his identify.

China is one among solely three international nations — the others are Britain and Eire — the place Mr. Trump maintains a checking account, in line with his tax information, which had been obtained by The New York Instances.

The international accounts are held below company names and the identities of the monetary establishments usually are not clear. A Trump-owned firm paid $188, 561 in taxes in China between 2013 and 2015.

Historical past: Mr. Trump has sought a licensing deal in China since way back to 2006, when he filed trademark purposes in Hong Kong and the mainland. Many Chinese language authorities approvals got here after he turned president. (The president’s daughter Ivanka Trump additionally received Chinese language trademark approvals for her private enterprise after she joined the White Home workers.)

Response: “No offers, transactions or different enterprise actions ever materialized and, since 2015, the workplace has remained inactive,” mentioned a Trump Group legal professional.

We checked out Argentina, Brazil, Britain, France, India, Russia and america, the place giant numbers of recent coronavirus circumstances over the previous week have helped push the worldwide tally to greater than 40.7 million.

India reported 411,718 over the previous seven days, however numbers have been falling since mid-September. It seems like excellent news, however the decrease numbers have raised questions in regards to the reliability of the speedy exams which have grow to be extra widespread there. In France, the place there have been 174,273 new circumstances prior to now seven days, at the least 2,000 individuals are in intensive care — a threshold not reached since Could.

Over the previous week within the U.S., there have been 421,114 new circumstances over the previous week. Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states are struggling to regulate main outbreaks.

Listed here are the newest updates and maps of the pandemic.

In different developments:

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha acknowledged on Wednesday that the nation can not preserve utilizing extreme drive in opposition to protesters and mentioned he supposed to withdraw an emergency decree cracking down on pro-democracy protests. However the protesters appeared unmoved by his phrases.

In his handle, delivered as 1000’s of demonstrators marched on authorities workplace buildings, the prime minister urged them to resolve their variations by a mediation by Parliament. The proposal is unlikely to fulfill protesters, our correspondent writes.

After the handle, they hand-delivered a resignation letter to a police commander for Mr. Prayuth to signal. A younger man known as out to the group over a megaphone, “Are we backing down?” “No!” the group shouted.

Quotable: “We should now step again from the sting of the slippery slope that may simply slide to chaos, the place all sides lose management of the scenario,” Mr. Prayuth mentioned.

Because the nation’s troopers advance within the battle with Armenia, tens of 1000’s of refugees hope to return to misplaced lands. The 2 sides are engaged within the heaviest combating because the early Nineteen Nineties over Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan. Above, the funeral for Eldar Aliyev, 27, who died combating for Azerbaijani forces.

Across the capital of Baku, indicators of conflict fever are in all places and help for the struggle is robust, our correspondent discovered. Vivid flags cling from each public constructing, whereas big screens alongside the primary streets play video footage of precision drone strikes on Armenian troopers.

Stampede in Afghanistan: No less than 12 girls died after 1000’s of individuals hoping to get visas to Pakistan for medical therapy overwhelmed a stadium. The gang had gathered to attend for tokens to be given out that may allow them to start out the method.

Nigeria: Safety forces opened hearth at an indication in Lagos on Tuesday evening, killing 12 folks, Amnesty Worldwide mentioned. Two weeks of protests in opposition to police brutality have escalated. Right here’s what’s behind the protests and what they may imply for Nigeria.

Homosexual marriage: Pope Francis appeared to interrupt with the place of the Roman Catholic Church by supporting civil unions for same-sex {couples}, in remarks he made in a brand new documentary.

Snapshot: Above, employees at Cuarentena Baking, or Quarantine Baking, in Mexico Metropolis in September. Two artists began the bakery with nothing however a $42 toaster oven and their Instagram. The booming success they’ve had is a testomony to the ability of cooking as a survival technique in Mexico’s food-obsessed capital.

What we’re studying: This International Coverage article about how one Finnish correspondent covers the Trump administration. It’s a superb have a look at how international correspondents clarify a singular second within the U.S. to their readers again house.

For extra concepts on what to learn, cook dinner, watch and do whereas staying secure at house, browse our At Dwelling assortment.

In over 150 years of publishing, The Instances has provided many alternative ideas for elevating kids. Right here’s what our Parenting editor discovered when she went looking by our archives. Some recommendation was hilariously misguided however so much sounded considerably wise to fashionable ears.

In 1902, The Instances ran a constructive assessment of a ebook known as “How Can I Treatment My Indigestion?” by Dr. A.Okay. Bond, who may be very anti-banana:

The most effective of moms could also be silly and affection can not take the place of frequent sense. “A primary-class mom sound in well being, of well-developed physique, keen on infants, and restful to her nerves, is one of the best safeguard in opposition to indigestion in an toddler.” Chances are you’ll not feed a child on bananas, and Dr. Bond writes that he has come throughout such inhumanity (and stupidity).

One of many goofiest examples was provided in 1919, by Dr. Lambert Ott, who noticed wine as a treatment for kids:

“I’ve used crimson wine as a tonic for weak kids with wonderful outcomes. Nevertheless, I instructed the mother and father to not let the kids know that I used to be giving them wine, however name it crimson tonic,” Dr. Ott mentioned.

In 1952, a voice of motive appeared in an article about Clark E. Vincent, a graduate pupil on the College of California who railed in opposition to traits in medication and identified that the bottle vs. breast “controversy” had existed since Hippocrates:

Writers within the subject of toddler care and child-rearing, he holds, as an alternative of setting up a physique of scientific information that may stand by scrutiny, have typically mirrored altering patterns of thought in middle-class society and altering theories of schooling and private formation.

His final takeaway? Much less dogmatism and extra flexibility, “as long as the child’s wants are happy.”

That’s it for this briefing. See you subsequent time.

— Melina and Will

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