NY Times Europe Edition: Tariffs, Strikes, Facebook: Your Friday Briefing 2018-03-23T04:57:01.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Congress Approves $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Averting a Shutdown 2018-03-23T04:39:38.000000000+00:00 With a possible government shutdown looming this weekend, the House and Senate passed a vast spending plan that funds the government through September. Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Answer to Strongman Populism 2018-03-23T03:44:58.000000000+00:00 With the National Assembly firmly in his pocket, France’s president has had almost unchecked authority to carry out his agenda. Asia and Australia Edition: Tariffs, Facebook, Joe Biden: Your Friday Briefing 2018-03-23T03:36:57.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Protests Grip Sacramento After Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Man 2018-03-23T03:27:47.000000000+00:00 Stephon Clark was shot dead by officers searching for a man who had been breaking windows. They said they thought he was armed, but no weapon was found. Man in the News: John Bolton, an Undiplomatic Voice for American Might 2018-03-23T03:20:57.000000000+00:00 If President Trump wanted a national security adviser who would match his confrontational approach to the world, then Mr. Bolton fits the bill. Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Details 10-Month Affair With Donald Trump 2018-03-23T03:10:06.000000000+00:00 In a lengthy television interview, Ms. McDougal said she was hurt when the president offered her money after sex, but added that they ended up in love. Trump Hits China With Stiff Trade Measures 2018-03-23T02:49:29.000000000+00:00 President Trump said he will impose tariffs on about $60 billion worth of Chinese imports. Stocks Markets Tumble Amid Heightening Concerns Over Trade 2018-03-23T02:36:58.000000000+00:00 Major indexes fell by more than 2 percent Thursday as investors began to take seriously the prospects of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Trump Chooses Bolton for 3rd Security Adviser as Shake-Up Continues 2018-03-23T02:32:24.000000000+00:00 President Trump named John R. Bolton, a hard-line former American ambassador to the United Nations, to replace Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.