Donald Trump, Israel, Tiger Woods: Your Monday Briefing

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Good morning,

We’re protecting President Trump’s risk of extra tariffs on China, a weekend of violence between Gaza and Israel, and a contentious determination at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

President Trump has threatened to impose extra tariffs on Chinese language items, catching Beijing abruptly earlier than Chinese language officers arrive in Washington for what was anticipated to be a remaining spherical of commerce negotiations.

In search of additional concessions, Mr. Trump warned on Sunday that he would enhance tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese language items on the finish of this week and “shortly” impose levies on tons of of billions of dollars of extra imports.

The president has been inspired by the energy of the U.S. financial system, and lawmakers in each events have urged him to not signal a deal that doesn’t handle obstacles that American firms face in China.

Associated: Mr. Trump’s warning despatched shares in Asia and Europe down sharply right now, and futures contracts prompt that U.S. markets would additionally open decrease.

Israel and Palestinian militant teams in Gaza reached a tentative cease-fire right now, after not less than 4 Israeli civilians and 22 Palestinians, together with militants, have been killed over the weekend. It was the worst combating within the area since 2014.

The violence seems to have begun when a sniper wounded two Israeli troopers on Friday. Palestinians then launched tons of of rocket and missile assaults, and Israel responded with airstrikes and focused killings of fighters in Gaza.

Background: The 2 sides have warred on and off because the militant group Hamas took energy in Gaza in 2007 and Israel imposed a blockade of the territory and its roughly two million residents. In November, Israel agreed to loosen the restrictions, and right now’s cease-fire reportedly contains measures to ease the acute financial disaster within the Gaza Strip.

President Trump stated on Sunday that the particular counsel mustn’t testify earlier than Congress, arguing that Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference — which discovered no conspiracy however didn’t exonerate the president on obstruction of justice — was conclusive.

Final week, Mr. Trump stated it was as much as Lawyer Common William Barr whether or not Mr. Mueller, a Justice Division worker, testified; Mr. Barr stated he had no objection.

What’s subsequent: The Home Judiciary Committee has invited Mr. Mueller to testify, however no date has been confirmed. The Home Intelligence Committee additionally needs Mr. Mueller to reply questions.

Associated: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former private lawyer, is to start serving a three-year jail sentence right now for marketing campaign finance violations, tax evasion and different crimes.

The Continent has been heralded because the hardest watchdog of Silicon Valley giants, clamping down on violent content material, hate speech and misinformation on-line with a collection of legal guidelines and laws over the previous 5 years.

However critics say Europe goes too far and that the principles result in censorship and probably present cowl for governments to stifle dissent. “It’s harmful in the meanwhile to be ironic,” stated a political activist in Germany whose Twitter account was banned over a publish thought of offensive that he known as satire.

Why it issues: The controversy illustrates the difficulties that governments face as they attempt to regulate materials with out proscribing particular person expression.

Their combat to guard the neighborhood encapsulates the violence that each entraps and expels thousands and thousands of individuals throughout Latin America.

Fiery touchdown in Moscow: Not less than 41 folks have been killed on Sunday when a Russian passenger jet made an emergency touchdown at an airport, partly engulfed in flames. There have been 78 folks on the aircraft.

U.S. deployment: An plane service strike group and Air Drive bombers are being despatched to the Persian Gulf due to “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” associated to Iran, the White Home stated.

Immigration nominee: President Trump has named Mark Morgan, a former Obama administration official who has embraced a few of Mr. Trump’s hard-line positions on border safety, to guide Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Confusion inside Boeing: The aircraft maker has disclosed that it realized months after it started delivering 737 Max jets to clients in 2017 cockpit warning gentle wasn’t a normal characteristic because it ought to have been.

Warren Buffett on capitalism: The founding father of Berkshire Hathaway extolled the virtues of the market financial system in the course of the conglomerate’s annual assembly over the weekend. Our enterprise columnist was there.

Snapshot: Above, a group in Tehran on Sunday looking for the crescent moon that alerts the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. The normal quick begins right now in lots of international locations.

In memoriam: Rachel Held Evans, a best-selling writer, challenged conservative Christianity and gave voice to a era of wandering evangelicals. She died on Saturday at 37.

Kentucky Derby ruling: The homeowners of Most Safety, the horse that crossed the end line first in Saturday’s race, have left open the opportunity of an enchantment after he was disqualified for interference.

Honor for Tiger Woods: The golfer is about to obtain the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White Home ceremony right now. It’s thought of the nation’s highest civilian honor.

“Recreation of Thrones”: Who lives? Who dies? (Your briefing author doesn’t know, as he hasn’t seen Sunday’s episode but.) Right here’s our recap.

What we’re studying: This piece in Sensible Typography. There’s no finish of study of the Democratic presidential candidates, however Matthew Butterick, a typographer, coder and lawyer, takes the selection of fonts on their marketing campaign dwelling pages as his place to begin. Michael Wines, our nationwide correspondent, calls it a “massively entertaining assessment.”

Cook dinner: Steam salmon on prime of farro and garnish with radicchio, cucumber and dill. (Our 5 Weeknight Dishes e-newsletter has extra suggestions.)

Watch: The large draw of Netflix’s documentary “Knock Down the Home” — about 4 girls who ran for Congress in 2018 — is Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York.

Hear: “You Can’t Steal My Pleasure” is the debut album from Ezra Collective, a number one ensemble from the burgeoning South London jazz scene.

Go: “Ink,” James Graham’s invigorating play about British journalism, goes on a journey to the tabloid underworld — and the American current.

Smarter Dwelling: Language-learning apps are nice, however not that nice. Our author reviewed Memrise and Babbel, and collected a Duolingo streak in extra of 500 days. He concludes that the apps do properly educating new writing programs, like Korean, Japanese or Russian, and fundamental conversational phrases for journey. However fluency requires rather more, so think about the apps a place to begin.

And we’ve got steering on reserving with price range airways.

Prepare: Your social feeds are about to be overwhelmed by the most important, most over-the-top crimson carpet occasion of the 12 months.

Nominally a fund-raiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Costume Institute, tonight’s Met Gala is a high-octane gathering of stars from Hollywood, trend, Wall Avenue, Silicon Valley, sports activities and past.

The wattage is due to the button-pushing, arm-twisting genius of its fairy godmother/mastermind, the Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who ensures that everybody Clothes to Impress in a theme that enhances the exhibit it nominally heralds.

This 12 months, it’s “Camp,” which can break the web.

In concept, the general public eye will get no additional than the crimson carpet and the cocktail hour. Vogue covers the entire shebang for a particular version of the journal. Visitors are usually not imagined to publish on social media.

Nevertheless it’s laborious to withstand. In 2017, somebody sneaked a toilet snap of Bella Hadid, Lara Stone, Paris Jackson and Ruby Rose smoking on the ground and put it on Instagram. Met trustees weren’t happy.

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

— Chris

To Mark Josephson, Eleanor Stanford and Kenneth R. Rosen for the break from the information. Vanessa Friedman, our chief trend critic, wrote right now’s Again Story. You’ll be able to attain the group at

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