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We start today with the abrupt end of the summit meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, Michael Cohen’s dramatic testimony in Congress, and a look at the conflict in Kashmir.
President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, cut short their summit meeting today in Hanoi, Vietnam, after the two sides failed to agree on even the first steps for nuclear disarmament, a peace declaration for the Korean War or a reduction in sanctions on the North.
At a news conference after the talks ended, Mr. Trump said, “It was about the sanctions.” He said that Mr. Kim wanted economic penalties fully lifted in exchange for dismantling some — but not all — of the North’s nuclear weapons program. Here are the latest updates.
Related: Mr. Trump was also asked about the congressional testimony on Wednesday by his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. “He lied a lot,” Mr. Trump said.
Michael Cohen, who represented President Trump for more than a decade, offered a damning portrait of his former employer during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday.
Mr. Cohen accused Mr. Trump of lying to the public about business interests in Russia, of lying to reporters about stolen Democratic emails, and of telling Mr. Cohen to lie about hush payments to cover up sexual misconduct. Mr. Cohen said he had no “direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia,” but added, “I have my suspicions.” Here are five takeaways from his testimony.
Response: Republicans denounced both Mr. Cohen, who has pleaded guilty to lying under oath to Congress, and the Democratic-led hearing, which they called a “charade” and an “embarrassment for our country.”
Watch: We have video highlights of Mr. Cohen’s testimony. Our journalists also provided real-time commentary.
The Daily: In today’s episode, Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent, discusses the hearing.
Michael Cohen said on Wednesday that President Trump remained deeply involved in the payment of hush money to a pornographic film actress, even while in the White House. Mr. Cohen also implicated Mr. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization in the arrangement.
“Sitting here today, it seems unbelievable that I was so mesmerized by Donald Trump that I was willing to do things for him that I knew were absolutely wrong,” Mr. Cohen said. We looked at the history between the two men.
News analysis: Mr. Cohen’s testimony represents a test for both political parties, one of our White House correspondents writes. Democrats will face calls to impeach Mr. Trump, and Republicans will have to decide how much to support him.
Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan said today that a captured Indian pilot would soon be released to de-escalate tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
India did not immediately respond to Thursday’s announcement. After days of increasing hostilities, Mr. Khan’s gesture appeared to be a face-saving opening for both countries.
Explainer: We looked at the history of the disputed Kashmir region, where a suicide attack against Indian troops this month precipitated this week’s tensions.If you have 45 minutes, this is worth itRembrandt in the blood
No one had spotted an unknown painting by Rembrandt, the Dutch master, for more than four decades.
Then Jan Six, above, an art dealer and the scion of a storied Amsterdam family, said he had found two. The discoveries have set off a feud in the international art world.
U.S. economy: The nation’s gross domestic product grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, the Commerce Department said today. That marks a slowdown from the middle of 2018, when growth briefly exceeded 4 percent.
Gun control bill: The House voted Wednesday to require background checks for all gun buyers, the first major gun control bill to pass the chamber in 25 years. The Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely to take up the measure.
Correction in Manafort file: The special counsel’s office has revised its account of the evidence it used in asserting that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, breached his plea deal. It’s a rare admission of a mistake by Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.
Canada’s political crisis: A former cabinet minister and attorney general has testified that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his staff used “political interference” and “veiled threats” to try to stop her from pursuing a criminal case.
Possible war crimes: Israeli troops may have violated international law by firing on Palestinians during mass protests at the Gaza border last year, United Nations investigators said today.
Pressure on Israeli leader: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be indicted today in any of three corruption cases.
Subway fare increase: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board has voted to keep the base fare at .75 while eliminating the 5 percent bonus for a pay-per-ride MetroCard. The agency said the higher fares, which go into effect in April, won’t solve its financial crisis.
Snapshot: Above, part of the Rochas Fall 2019 show on Wednesday during Paris Fashion Week.
Late-night comedy: Trevor Noah commented on Michael Cohen’s claim that President Trump wanted to block the release of his grades and exam scores: “Maybe Trump doesn’t want anyone finding out he got an A in Spanish.”
What we’re reading: This article from WBEZ. Monica Davey, our Chicago bureau chief, writes: “I really valued this take from Natalie Moore on the city’s mayoral election and how the state of black politics in this city has changed.”Now, a break from the news
Cook: Bake one loaf of Nutella banana bread for a friend, and another for yourself.
Watch: The Season 3 premiere of FX’s “Better Things” is about nothing, and it’s about everything. It’s a Critic’s Pick.
Go: In “Came Up in a Lonely Castle,” presented by Danspace Project in Manhattan, the choreographer Angie Pittman leans into her natural disposition: quiet.
Read: “The Threat,” by the former deputy F.B.I. director Andrew McCabe, is No. 1 on our hardcover nonfiction and combined print and e-book nonfiction best-seller lists.
Smarter Living: Planning a wedding? Take time to come up with a special hashtag, so that guests can share photos in real time. Capitalize the first letter of each word to make the hashtag easy to read, and include it on items like cocktail napkins or menus.
Also, if you’re snoring at night and tired all day, we have a guide to sleep apnea.
This week is the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the largest such events in the world. It draws 2.4 million visitors, hundreds of competitors and big-name musicians like Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B.
But what is a rodeo? A sometimes dangerous showcase based on skills traditionally used by cattle herders in Spain, Latin America, the U.S. and elsewhere.
In South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming, it’s the official state sport, and students in Tucson, where your Back Story writer grew up, get a two-day “rodeo vacation” every year. Other places, like Britain and the Netherlands, have banned rodeos over animal cruelty concerns.
Professional American rodeo has timed events like steer roping and barrel racing, and “roughstock” events — bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. That requires staying on an intensively bred bucking bull for eight seconds.
“It’s like the 100-meter race in the Olympics,” one rider said.
Speaking of horses, Detective John Reilly and his horse, Trooper, have spent the past decade as the New York Police Department’s only mounted team dedicated to patrolling Central Park. They’re both retiring this week.
That’s it for this briefing. See you next time.
— Chris and Inyoung
Thank youTo Eleanor Stanford, Chris Harcum and James K. Williamson for the break from the news. Jennifer Jett, an editor based in Hong Kong, wrote today’s Back Story. You can reach the team at email@example.com.
P.S.• We’re listening to “The Daily.” Today’s episode is about Michael Cohen’s testimony.• Here’s today’s mini crossword puzzle, and a clue: Unit of work in physics (3 letters). You can find all our puzzles here. • In 2018, four Times alumni met on Facebook Live to recount the events surrounding a watershed moment in the history of press freedom: the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers, a secret history of the Vietnam War.B:
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