• Myanmar’s military said that an internal investigation had exonerated its security forces of all accusations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
The report came as the U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is set to arrive on Wednesday. As our Interpreter columnist points out, the Rohingya are just the latest victims to learn that the promise of “never again” is applied unevenly.
And Bob Geldof, the Irish musician and activist, above, called Aung San Suu Kyi “a hand maiden to genocide” as he returned an award to protest her response to the crisis.
• United Nations climate talks are underway this week in Bonn, Germany, where delegates will try to fill out the details of the Paris accord.
Dozens of protesters disrupted a U.S. presentation promoting the role of efficient coal, gas and nuclear in fighting climate change. To the tune of a pro-U.S. country music hit, they sang, “So you claim to be an American, but we see right through your greed.”
Behind the scenes, many countries acknowledge that coal will be a necessary component of any energy mix for the foreseeable future.
• Few officials in Beijing have pressed China’s effort to surpass the U.S. for as long as Wang Huning, a shrewd strategist who has served three presidents from behind the scenes.
Our Beijing bureau chief takes a closer look at Mr. Wang, 63, who is one of President Xi Jinping’s most influential confidants — and one who has brought a steadfast vision and purpose to China’s rivalry with America.
• Finally, The Times Magazine savors the triumphs of contemporary Asian-American cuisine.
The movement’s rise began with the Korean-American chef David Chang’s Momofuku, which opened in New York in 2004 and was followed four years later by Roy Choi’s Kogi BBQ truck in Los Angeles.
But this history goes back much further, and today Asian-American chefs are radically changing the culinary landscape. Three shared recipes meaningful to them.
• Qualcomm rejected the $105 billion takeover offer from Broadcom, calling the rival chip-maker’s price too low. Speculation is rife on whether Broadcom will now go hostile.
• General Electric, America’s largest industrial company, cut its dividend for only the second time since the Great Depression, amid a major restructuring. Its stock price has fallen by 35 percent this year.
• Fans of Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, destroyed Keurig coffee makers in protest after the company pulled its advertising.
• Boeing dealt a blow to Airbus, landing a $15 billion deal with Emirates for 787 Dreamliners.
• U.S. stocks were up. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
In the News
• President Trump asked President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of three U.C.L.A. men’s basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, above, who were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting last week in Hangzhou. [Washington Post]
•Two Navy SEALs being investigated in the killing of a U.S. soldier in Mali are also suspected of theft. [The New York Times]
• North Korean troops shot a colleague who was fleeing across the heavily armed border. The soldier was wounded but reached South Korea. [The New York Times]
• An Indonesian wax museum bowed to protests and removed a replica of Hitler in front of an image of Auschwitz. It initially defended the exhibit as “fun.” [A.P.]
• New U.S. medical guidelines mean that nearly half of all American adults, and nearly 80 percent of those aged 65 and older, will be judged as having high blood pressure. [The New York Times]
• The FIFA corruption trial started in New York. More than 40 people have already pleaded guilty in the multimillion dollar bribery scheme. [Reuters]
• Personalized jeepneys are emblematic of the chaotic Philippines. But the colorful converted jeeps could be phased out. [CNN]
• Ferry McFerryface, after a public vote, is the official name of Sydney’s newest harbor ferry. “I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike,” the transport minister said. [ABC]
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• Should we bother to count calories? Yes and no.
• Tips for how to handle sexual harassment in the workplace.
• Recipe of the day: Pick up the Korean condiment gochujang for a braised chicken dinner.
• Floating cities have long been the stuff of science fiction, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a “seasteading” prototype by 2020.
• Let’s talk about Apu. A new documentary wrestles with how “The Simpsons” — a show praised for its incisive humor — could resort to such a demeaning South Asian stereotype.
• And is apocalypse prepping the new wave of progressive education? The Green School in Bali believes that in a dystopian future, children will need more than reading and math.
The biannual fashion weeks hosted in New York, London, Milan and Paris have dominated the industry calendar for decades. In recent years, however, a clutch of new contenders have emerged, including Dubai, where Arab Fashion Week begins tomorrow.
The five-day event is a predictably glitzy affair, showcasing talent from the 22 countries that make up the Arab League. Plenty of emerging Western designers are also on the schedule, keen to cater to the valuable Middle Eastern client base. Above, Saudi designer Sadeem Alshehail, background, after her fashion show in Dubai last month.
Expect a broad mix of both Western-style ready-to-wear and modest clothing from the catwalk collections. As a growing global chorus of women demands attire that is in tune both with Islam and the societies around them, designers are responding with flowing printed tunics and colorful head scarves. Interestingly, designers from abroad are often the more conservative.
Modest fashion is becoming a commercial phenomenon. The global Muslim clothing market is forecast to be worth $368 billion by 2021, according to the latest Global Islamic Economy report. With its blend of trends from all over the world, Arab Fashion Week is playing a considerable role in reshaping perceptions of 21st-century Muslim female identity in ways that go far beyond the veil.
Elizabeth Paton contributed reporting.
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