Kim Jong-un Met With Xi Jinping in Secret Beijing Visit
The meeting, Mr. Kim’s first with another head of state, added a new layer of complexity to the global diplomacy around North Korea’s nuclear program.
Putin’s Grim Reality: Public Fury Over Children’s Deaths in Mall
The Russian president visited Siberia to demand an inquiry into a fire there that killed at least 64 people. Thousands protested nearby.
A Hitler-Era Abortion Law Haunts Merkel, and Germany
Germany is the only country in Europe that forbids doctors to publicly advertise that they perform abortions. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged change, but her conservatives are balking.
Europe Edition: Russia, North Korea, Data: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.