Latest News George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations 2017-10-18T00:10:52.000000000+00:00 Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, the charity he founded which promotes human rights around the world. He plans to give still more. 2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off 2017-10-18T00:09:10.000000000+00:00 A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing. As Party Gathers, Xi Jinping Displays a Firm Grip on Power 2017-10-18T00:08:11.000000000+00:00 The Chinese Communist Party, which took power in 1949, is about to overtake the Soviet Union’s as the longest-ruling Communist party in history. Xi Jinping wants to extend that run. Taliban Breach Afghan Police Posts, Killing Dozens 2017-10-17T23:55:16.000000000+00:00 Militants in suicide vests used explosive-laden vehicles to enter security compounds in two eastern provinces, killing at least 46 police officers. ‘Come Out and Surrender’: Inside Raqqa, With the Fighters Who Drove Off ISIS 2017-10-17T23:50:58.000000000+00:00 A New York Times photographer accompanied Kurdish fighters as they entered Raqqa, the Syrian city that had been a stronghold of the Islamic State. Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages 2017-10-17T23:39:25.000000000+00:00 American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act. Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ 2017-10-17T23:34:46.000000000+00:00 Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize. Arthur Cinader, Who Started J. Crew, Avatar of Preppy Style, Dies at 90 2017-10-17T23:31:22.000000000+00:00 Mr. Cinader created a retail success story by catering to affluent consumers eager to signal a certain Ivy League pedigree in what they wear. Asia and Australia Edition: Raqqa, Kirkuk, Marawi: Your Wednesday Briefing 2017-10-17T23:17:22.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, U.S.-Backed Forces Say 2017-10-17T23:07:03.000000000+00:00 Loss of the Syrian city is a heavy blow to the militants, but the destruction there is immense, and questions linger about who will govern and rebuild.