Latest News Asia and Australia Edition: Shinzo Abe, Catalonia, Jimmy Carter: Your Monday Briefing 2017-10-23T00:00:59.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Review: At 100 Episodes, ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Walking in Circles 2017-10-22T23:44:05.000000000+00:00 Entering its eighth season, with no end in sight, one of TV’s highest-rated series has forsaken terror for franchise building. Op-Ed Contributor: Ted Cruz: A Pressure Point for North Korea 2017-10-22T23:29:53.000000000+00:00 The regime in Pyongyang has long sponsored terrorism. American policy should once again reflect that reality. A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan 2017-10-22T23:21:37.000000000+00:00 The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources. A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump 2017-10-22T23:21:32.000000000+00:00 Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone. Protesters in Malta Denounce Failure to Protect Killed Journalist 2017-10-22T22:54:25.000000000+00:00 Thousands of demonstrators sent a message of support for free speech and disgust with Malta’s political elite after the car-bomb killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear 2017-10-22T22:54:19.000000000+00:00 Mr. Xi has enjoyed remarkable success expanding Chinese global influence, benefiting from President Trump’s election. But he is also facing pushback to his assertive approach to foreign policy. E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists 2017-10-22T21:22:39.000000000+00:00 Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work. Still Waiting for FEMA in Texas and Florida After Hurricanes 2017-10-22T21:22:38.000000000+00:00 After Harvey and Irma, residents are waiting weeks for FEMA inspections and hours on hold when calling the agency’s help line. McConnell Signals Willingness to Hold Vote on Health Deal if Trump Approves 2017-10-22T19:57:13.000000000+00:00 The comments by Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, shifted attention to Mr. Trump, who has sent mixed signals about a bipartisan bill unveiled last week.