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Good morning. Europe marks a century since World War I, wildfires engulf California and a start-up sends satellites into area.
Here’s the most recent:
• A rebuke of nationalism on Armistice Day.
Dozens of leaders from world wide gathered in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. But a ceremony meant to have a good time the ties that bind the world at this time as an alternative showcased the divisions which are pulling it aside. Above, President Trump at Suresnes American Cemetery in France.
President Emmanuel Macron of France, whose relationship with Mr. Trump has soured, used the event to denounce the resurgence of nationalism, which has been embraced by Mr. Trump and different European leaders, but additionally contributed to igniting the Great War.
• Top Saudi intelligence officers near Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman mentioned hiring firms final yr to kill Iranian enemies of the dominion, based on individuals aware of the discussions.
Their discussions, greater than a yr earlier than the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, point out that prime Saudi officers have thought-about assassinations for the reason that starting of Prince Mohammed’s ascent. Mr. Khashoggi was killed within the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul final month.
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stated audio recordings of Mr. Khashoggi’s killing had been given to the United States and different Western international locations. His disclosure intensifies the stress on President Trump, who has refused to assign blame for the crime, to take stronger punitive measures towards his allies in Saudi Arabia. Above, an individual carrying a masks of the lifeless journalist.
• California is burning.
At least 29 individuals have died because the Camp Fire engulfs massive swaths within the north, matching the deadliest wildfire within the state’s historical past. Above, burned automobiles in Paradise, Calif.
In Southern California, two extra died in fires close to Los Angeles that pressured evacuations in Malibu and Thousand Oaks, a metropolis that was nonetheless reeling from a mass taking pictures final week. International readers stated they didn’t perceive why Americans let gun violence persist.
Once a seasonal fear, fires have not too long ago develop into a near-constant terror in California.
President Trump blamed “gross mismanagement of the forests” for the infernos, drawing outrage from native leaders.
Thousands of firefighters are working to include the blazes, however their efforts are being difficult by a forecast of robust winds.
• “This territory is just not yours.”
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president-elect, desires to get rid of indigenous territories within the Amazon rain forest, that are protected by legislation. But descendants of the unique inhabitants of the Amazon had been rising extra weak lengthy earlier than Mr. Bolsonaro’s victory.
Bands of miners, loggers and farmers have been clearing the forest at a charge environmentalists name unsustainable, radically reshaping the land and harming indigenous communities. The Times traveled a whole bunch of miles into the Brazilian Amazon, staying with a tribe within the Munduruku Indigenous Territory, above, because it struggled with the shrinking rain forest and confronted unlawful gold miners.
“We don’t rely upon gold, however reasonably the fruits and animals you’re driving away,” one tribe member stated to a mining camp chief.
• Coming this week: The U.S. International Trade Commission will submit a report back to President Trump on the financial affect of the brand new Nafta deal, and a portray by the English artist David Hockney is estimated to fetch $80 million at public sale.
• Here’s a snapshot of worldwide markets.
• France’s rural mayors are resigning in droves, saying they really feel deserted by President Emmanuel Macron’s overhauls. Above, Louis Gentilhomme, the previous mayor of Saint-Seine-Sur-Vingeanne. [The New York Times]
• In the Gaza Strip, a covert Israeli operation gone unsuitable left at the least seven Palestinians and one Israeli lifeless, along with breaking a nascent cease-fire. [The New York Times]
• A not too long ago retired Austrian colonel is being investigated on suspicion of spying for Russia for the reason that 1990s. [BBC]
• In Britain, the resignation of one other minister demonstrates how laborious it is going to be for Prime Minister Theresa May to succeed in a cope with the E.U. on Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc. [The New York Times]
• Virginia Raggi, the mayor of Rome, has been acquitted of fees of mendacity a few metropolis corridor appointment, a case that threatened the credibility of her anti-establishment get together, the Five Star Movement. [The New York Times]
• Top Polish officers marched with far-right activists in a celebration of the nation’s 100th anniversary of regaining independence. [The New York Times]
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• Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo, above, generally referred to as the Canadian Kardashians, rose to Instagram fame by flaunting Hermès luggage, non-public jets and fancy automobiles, all courtesy of the billionaire boyfriends they cycled by way of. But that way of life took a darkish flip after the sisters ended up in a jail in Nigeria and on Interpol’s red-notice listing.
• Life’s a seaside: Shoyna, a Russian fishing village on the frigid shores of the White Sea, is slowly vanishing below sand dunes that engulf whole homes, whereas excessive surfers are flocking to Nazaré, Portugal, to journey 10-story waves.
Today, representatives of main Pacific nations will collect in Papua New Guinea for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit assembly.
To put together, the tiny nation has not solely imported a fleet of gleaming Maseratis, but additionally unveiled a six-lane boulevard close to the Parliament House constructed by way of Chinese loans.
It is only one of China’s many efforts to compete for world affect.
Some are white elephants, just like the little-used $1 billion Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka.
Then there’s the world’s longest sea bridge, pictured above — 34 miles linking Hong Kong with Macau and the mainland metropolis of Zhuhai.
Perhaps China’s best-known building oddities are inside China: ghost cities — see the desert metropolis of Ordos — and empty airports. The Changhai Airport at one level serviced one route.