New York Times - Global Kushner Is Said to Have Discussed a Secret Channel to Talk to Russia 2017-05-27T02:57:32.000000000+00:00 A back channel between Jared Kushner, a White House adviser, and Moscow was proposed to discuss Syria, but never pursued, in the weeks before Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Denis Johnson, Who Wrote of the Failed and the Desperate, Dies at 67 2017-05-27T02:32:34.000000000+00:00 Mr. Johnson, the author of “Jesus’ Son,” peopled his novels, stories and poems with drifters, addicts, inmates and spies. Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89 2017-05-27T02:23:36.000000000+00:00 Mr. Brzezinski, who guided Mr. Carter during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, had decades of influence in global affairs. Mild in Mideast, Trump Is All Elbows in a Europe Eager to Jab Back 2017-05-27T01:14:57.000000000+00:00 The president played the statesman in the Middle East, but has switched to a familiar role, disrupter, as he joins the Group of 7 meeting, getting headlines like “Boor in Chief.” Their Government in Chaos, Brazilians Fear the Joke Is on Them 2017-05-27T01:08:25.000000000+00:00 President Michel Temer has grown so unpopular that some in Brazil believe the coach of the national soccer team, or a clown named Grumpy, would be better choices. U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In 2017-05-27T00:36:15.000000000+00:00 Despite President Trump’s efforts to curtail resettlement, the State Department’s move could result in a near doubling of refugees entering the country. China Moves to Stabilize Currency, Despite Promise to Loosen Control 2017-05-27T00:29:46.000000000+00:00 Beijing may make the renminbi less responsive to market moves, which could stem a flight of money out of the country but undermine earlier promises. Expecting a Big Economic Bump? It’s Looking Less Likely 2017-05-27T00:10:14.000000000+00:00 With headwinds from trade, forecasts for this quarter are turning more tepid and point to a continuation of steady but not stellar growth. White House Backs Down on Keeping Ethics Waivers Secret 2017-05-27T00:04:10.000000000+00:00 In a reversal, the White House said it would publicly disclose waivers allowing former lobbyists to work in the administration. F.B.I. Investigates Attempt to Hack the Trump Organization 2017-05-26T23:49:47.000000000+00:00 The president’s grown two sons, who run the company, met with agents; Eric Trump said there had been no successful intrusion into the computer system.