The breakdown leaves Germany in limbo at a time when Europe and much of the Western world is looking to Berlin for leadership.
• Charles Manson has died at 83, after spending most of his life behind bars.
He became one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century as the wild-eyed leader of the Manson family, a murderous band of young drifters in California in the late 1960s.
• It’s occurring at nail salons, carwashes, farms and construction sites.
Across Britain, vulnerable adults and children — both citizens and migrants — have become victims of modern slavery.
A report last month by a British government commission describes a sprawling practice that ensnares tens of thousands of people.
Many are immigrants, but cases involving British citizens were the third-largest grouping, after those involving Albanians or Vietnamese.
• “I should have left them in jail!”
President Trump blasted back at LaVar Ball, the outspoken father who played down the president’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players — including Mr. Ball’s son, LiAngelo — safely out of China.
• #BalanceTonPorc, goes one of the movement’s hashtags — “Out Your Pig.”
A national reckoning with sexual abuse is underway in France, where 93 percent of complaints of criminal sexual harassment are not followed up on.
But the sudden revolt may not be strong enough to overcome deeply rooted ideas about sexual relations.
There is an “idealization of seduction ‘à la Française,’ and that anti-feminism has become almost part of the national identity and is seen as a retort to Anglo-American culture,” explained a professor of feminism at the University of Angers.
• Would autos by any other name sell in fleets?
Trumpchi vehicles have a devoted following in China, and the company hopes to be the first Chinese car brand to take off in the U.S. Top executives are agonizing, however, over whether to change the name — which they insist is a coincidence.
• As Charles and David Koch back the Meredith Corporation’s effort to buy Time Inc., some see a new way for them to advance their libertarian agenda.
• Honda is recalling about 800,000 Odyssey minivans because of problems with locking adjustable seats into place.
• About 12 percent of Americans who watch television shows or movies outside of the home admit to having done so in a public restroom.
• Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
In the News
• Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said Saturday that he would step down as leader of Sinn Fein, the main Irish Republican party. [The New York Times]
• The authorities in Turkey have banned all gay rights functions — including festivals, screenings, forums and exhibitions — in the country’s capital, Ankara. [BBC]
• Spain’s attorney general, José Manuel Maza, died unexpectedly on Saturday, depriving the country of its top prosecutor as the prime minister works to halt a secessionist movement in Catalonia. [The New York Times]
• Reports of sex abuse in the German Army are on the rise this year, a phenomenon that the defense minister attributes to an “atmosphere of openness.” [Deutsche Welle]
• The discovery of dozens of parasitic worms in the intestines of a North Korean defector opened a window on the isolated country’s dire conditions, including poor hygiene and nutrition. [The New York Times]
• Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry will make cameos in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” as Stormtroopers, said John Boyega, a lead actor on the film. [The New York Times]
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• Liberal arts are not doomed. We challenged other myths, too, about choosing a college major.
• Cold and flu season is here. Here’s how to prepare.
• Recipe of the day: Start the week with simple, takeout-style sesame noodles.
• Six years after Fukushima’s devastating nuclear disaster, shoebox-size robots finally found the melted fuel that had escaped from the plant’s ruined reactors.
• Nico Muhly’s new opera, “Marnie,” which premiered in London this weekend, helps to bring Alfred Hitchcock into the 21st century.
• Two exhibitions in Germany, which feature works squirreled away by the German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt, are raising questions about the ownership of art that was possibly looted or acquired at forced sales by Jewish owners.
• In memoriam: Azzedine Alaïa, 82, hailed as one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of our time; Malcolm Young, 64, who helped found the Australian rock band AC/DC; and Jeremy Hutchinson, 102, a British barrister who helped reshape society’s attitudes toward obscenity, secrecy and sexual manners.
• Mali, a Belgian Malinois dog who helped sniff out traps set by the Taliban, is the latest recipient of the Dickin Medal, Britain’s highest award for animal bravery. (Past recipients include 31 other dogs, 32 pigeons, four horses and one cat.)
“London is not going to sleep tonight. At least that is the impression given by the many, many thousands who thronged around Buckingham Palace.”
That was a dispatch in The Times in 1947 on the day before the wedding of Princess Elizabeth of Britain and Lt. Philip Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh. Today, as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, they celebrate their 70th anniversary.
This year’s celebration will be muted, the British news media reported. Elizabeth, 91, and her consort, 96, have scaled back public events in recent months.
In August, Prince Philip made his final solo public appearance before retiring from his official duties. This month, the queen delegated a Remembrance Sunday ceremony to Prince Charles in what was seen as a step in the monarchy’s transition to its next generation.
But 70 years ago, the wedding celebrations were anything but muted. Our report at the time recounted that the day “must have set a record in decibels.”
Drew Middleton, who covered Europe for The Times during and after World War II, was in the crowd outside Buckingham Palace. “Through field glasses you saw a healthy, happy girl and a grinning young naval officer,” he wrote.
Patrick Boehler contributed reporting.
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