1. Consumer Anxiety in China Undermines Government’s Economic Plans

    7:43 PM ETMiddle-class Chinese are reining in spending amid the economic slowdown, damaging the ruling party’s hopes to push consumer spending as a new engine of growth.

  2. China’s Vulnerability Is a Test for U.S. Presidential Candidates

    The faltering Chinese financial markets pose such a threat to American interests that a strategy of chiding Beijing over human rights or cyberattacks seems risky.

  3. Zombie Factories Stalk the Sputtering Chinese Economy

    The government is keeping failing factories on life support in an effort to maintain social stability, but the policy may hinder a return to healthy growth.

  1. Europe’s Halting Response to Migrant Crisis Draws Criticism as Toll Mounts

    5:13 PM ETThe escalating death toll has highlighted the bloc’s failure to quit squabbling and come up with a unified plan for a crisis months in the making.

  2. Kim Jong-un Says North’s ‘Military Muscle’ Made Korean Deal Possible

    The agreement “was by no means something achieved on the negotiating table,” North Korea’s official news media quotes the country’s leader as saying.

  3. Myanmar Democracy Icon Finds Herself Assailed as Authoritarian

    As landmark elections approach, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate, is being openly criticized by activists, commentators and intellectuals.

  4. Antiterrorism Laws Prompt British Library to Distance Itself From Taliban Project

    5:32 PM ETA project to digitize Taliban documents was shelved by the British Library after the institution determined that publishing the collection could breach antiterrorism laws.

  5. China Investigates Top Executives of Communist Paper’s Website

    The announcement did not detail the accusations against the two employees of People’s Daily’s online operation.

  6. The Saturday Profile
    U.S. Citizen, Once Held in Egypt’s Crackdown, Becomes Voice for Inmates

    Mohamed Soltan, who had been arrested at an Islamist protest, has argued to American officials that Egypt’s mass incarcerations are radicalizing youth and damaging United States interests.

  7. Owen Labrie of St. Paul’s School Not Guilty of Main Rape Charge

    The verdict came after a trial revealed the backslapping sexual culture among some students at one of the nation’s most exclusive boarding schools.

  8. NASA’s Next Horizon in Space

    Since New Horizons beamed back photos of Pluto, the question has loomed: What’s next? More than 1,600 Times readers shared their ideas.

  9. Rebekah Brooks Said to Be Returning to News Corp. in Britain

    5:30 PM ETJust over a year after being acquitted of charges in a phone-hacking and bribery scandal, a longtime protégé of Rupert Murdoch is set to take on a senior role in his company.

  10. Death of Knut the Polar Bear Is Explained at Last

    The beloved star of the Berlin Zoo drowned in 2011 in his enclosure after a seizure caused by a treatable form of encephalitis thought to affect only humans.

  11. Books of The Times
    Review: ‘The Sympathizer,’ a Novel About a Soldier, Spy and Film Consultant

    The narrator of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel is a Vietnamese Army captain exiled in Los Angeles, a hit man, a spy and a movie consultant.

  12. A Passion for Hurling, the All-Ireland Game

    5:12 PM ETHurling can be likened to a mash-up of lacrosse, field hockey and baseball, but, in truth, it’s a game all its own.

Opinion

  1. Opinion: Rethinking Work
  2. Editorial: A Refugee Tragedy in Austria
  3. David Brooks: When ISIS Rapists Win
  4. Paul Krugman: Crash-Test Dummies as Republican Candidates for President

PoliticsU.S. Politics

  1. Donald Trump Weighing Whether to Sign Pledge to Back Republicans’ Eventual Nominee
  2. Obama Tries to Soothe Divided Jewish Community on Iran Deal