Trump Voters May Be the Biggest Losers From Trump’s Auto Tariffs

Virtually all cars made in the United States contain imported parts. Unlike steel and aluminum tariffs, whose costs may not be obvious to most consumers, automotive levies would show up in showrooms within weeks. Sticker prices would rise by hundreds if not thousands of dollars. That is why Ford and General Motors, alongside foreign automakers, have also roundly condemned the protectionist measures. “The times are gone that a producer was only headquartered in one country with production in that country and exporting from that country to the rest of the…

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Malaysia’s Ex-Leader, Najib Razak, Is Charged in Corruption Inquiry

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Najib Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia who was ousted in an election two months ago, was charged by anticorruption officials on Wednesday, after his arrest in an investigation involving billions of dollars diverted from a state investment fund. He was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of corruption in connection with the investment fund scandal. He pleaded not guilty on all counts. Atop a political machine that had governed Malaysia since its independence in 1957, Mr. Najib and…

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Mayor Is Gunned Down in Philippines, the Second in 2 Days

MANILA — A Philippine mayor was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon, one day after a gunman killed another mayor who was publicly supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte’s unrelenting war on the drug trade. Ferdinand Bote, 57, the mayor of General Tinio, a municipality about 50 miles north of Manila, was in his car when a lone assailant on a motorcycle attacked him, the police said in a statement. Mr. Bote sustained several gunshot wounds to his body and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. It was not immediately clear why…

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Why New Zealand Is Furious About Australia’s Deportations Policy

On the night of Sept. 11, 2015, security cameras in a prison in Goulburn, a city southwest of Sydney, recorded a final, desperate act. A dark pool of blood and water spilled out from underneath a locked cell door. Alone inside, Junior Togatuki, 23, was bleeding heavily from a cut to his left wrist. He had sounded the alarm twice, but no one had come to his aid. Mr. Togatuki, a New Zealand citizen of Samoan descent who had moved to Australia when he was 4 and who had a…

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Thailand Cave Search Turns to How to Rescue Trapped SoccerTeam

THAM LUANG CAVE, Thailand — The British diver John Volanthen was placing guide lines to try to get closer to 12 missing boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave network when he ran out of line himself, forcing him to the water’s surface. There they were, all 13, staring at him through the light of his headlamp. After 10 days of efforts racing against monsoon rains and rising water in the cave, the search for the missing soccer team had finally succeeded. If his line had been…

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Killing of African Giraffe Sets Off Anger at ‘White American Savage’ Who Shot It

The dead giraffe is curled up on the ground in souvenir photographs. The American woman who killed it during a guided hunt in South Africa is nestled in the curve of the animal’s long neck, clutching her long gun and pointing at the sky in gratitude. That was last year. But in June, the photographs found new life online when they were published by Africlandpost, an online news organization that covers social and political issues in Africa. It posted a critical message on Twitter saying the animal was a rare…

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Poland Purges Supreme Court, and Protesters Take to Streets

“In essence, this is the end,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday after meeting with European leaders. “We do not intend to withdraw from this reform.” Mr. Kaczynski, the governing party’s leader, has not hidden his intentions. “In a democracy, the sovereign is the people, their representative in Parliament and, in the Polish case, the elected president,” he said in a 2016 speech. “If we are to have a democratic state of law, no state authority, including the Constitutional Tribunal, can disregard legislation.” Lacking the two-thirds majority needed in…

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Islamic State Says Its Leader’s Son Was Killed in Syria

BEIRUT. Lebanon — A son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, was killed during an attack by the group’s fighters in the central Syrian province of Homs, the group’s news agency, Amaq, announced Tuesday. Mr. Baghdadi’s son, Hudhayfah al-Badri, was killed in an “operation against the Nusayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs,” the group said in a statement that was accompanied by a photograph of a young man holding an assault rifle. Nusayriyyah is the term used by the Islamic State…

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Mining Tycoon, Once Brazil’s Richest Man, Is Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

RIO DE JANEIRO — Eike Batista, an oil and mining tycoon who just years ago was on a quest to use his vast fortune to turbocharge Brazil’s growth, was sentenced to 30 years in prison this week on charges of paying more than $16.5 million in bribes. Mr. Batista, a flamboyant businessman whose meteoric rise and dramatic fall mirrored the boom-and-bust cycle that has rattled Brazil over the past decade, is among the best-known Brazilians implicated in the corruption scandal known as Lava Jato, or Car Wash. Federal Judge Marcelo…

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Sri Lankan Lawmakers Target Reporters in Times Investigation

NEW DELHI — Angered by a New York Times investigation detailing how China seized ownership of a seaport in Sri Lanka, a group of Sri Lankan lawmakers denounced the newspaper on Monday, focusing their ire on two local journalists for the newspaper. On Monday night, the lawmakers, who are allies of the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, held a televised news conference in which they claimed that the journalists, Dharisha Bastians and Arthur Wamanan, were working on behalf of the current government to malign Mr. Rajapaksa. One lawmaker displayed a close-up…

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