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President Trump spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing initiatives in China, working an workplace there throughout his first run for the presidency and forging a partnership with a significant government-controlled firm. Now our investigative reporters have found a bank account there in his name.

China is certainly one of solely three overseas international locations — the others are Britain and Eire — the place Mr. Trump maintains a checking account, in response to his tax information, which were obtained by The New York Times.

The overseas accounts are held underneath company names and the identities of the monetary establishments usually are not clear. A Trump-owned firm paid $188, 561 in taxes in China between 2013 and 2015.

Historical past: Mr. Trump has sought a licensing deal in China since way back to 2006, when he filed trademark functions in Hong Kong and the mainland. Many Chinese language authorities approvals got here after he grew to become president. (The president’s daughter Ivanka Trump additionally gained Chinese language trademark approvals for her private enterprise after she joined the White Home workers.)

Response: “No offers, transactions or different enterprise actions ever materialized and, since 2015, the workplace has remained inactive,” stated a Trump Group lawyer.

We checked out Argentina, Brazil, Britain, France, India, Russia and the United States, the place massive numbers of latest coronavirus instances over the previous week have helped push the worldwide tally to greater than 40.7 million.

India reported 411,718 over the previous seven days, however numbers have been falling since mid-September. It seems like excellent news, however the decrease numbers have raised questions in regards to the reliability of the fast exams which have turn into extra widespread there. In France, the place there have been 174,273 new instances prior to now seven days, a minimum of 2,000 persons are in intensive care — a threshold not reached since Could.

Over the previous week within the U.S., there have been 421,114 new instances over the previous week. Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states are struggling to regulate main outbreaks.

Listed here are the latest updates and maps of the pandemic.

In different developments:

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha acknowledged on Wednesday that the nation can’t maintain utilizing extreme drive towards protesters and stated he meant to withdraw an emergency decree cracking down on pro-democracy protests. However the protesters appeared unmoved by his phrases.

In his handle, delivered as 1000’s of demonstrators marched on authorities workplace buildings, the prime minister urged them to resolve their variations via a mediation by Parliament. The proposal is unlikely to fulfill protesters, our correspondent writes.

After the handle, they hand-delivered a resignation letter to a police commander for Mr. Prayuth to signal. A younger man referred to as out to the group over a megaphone, “Are we backing down?” “No!” the group shouted.

Quotable: “We should now step again from the sting of the slippery slope that may simply slide to chaos, the place all sides lose management of the scenario,” Mr. Prayuth stated.

Because the nation’s troopers advance within the battle with Armenia, tens of 1000’s of refugees hope to return to misplaced lands. The 2 sides are engaged within the heaviest preventing because the early Nineties over Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan. Above, the funeral for Eldar Aliyev, 27, who died preventing for Azerbaijani forces.

Across the capital of Baku, signs of war fever are everywhere and assist for the struggle is robust, our correspondent discovered. Vivid flags dangle from each public constructing, whereas big screens alongside the principle streets play video footage of precision drone strikes on Armenian troopers.

Stampede in Afghanistan: No less than 12 girls died after 1000’s of individuals hoping to get visas to Pakistan for medical treatment overwhelmed a stadium. The gang had gathered to attend for tokens to be given out that might allow them to begin the method.

Nigeria: Security forces opened fire at a demonstration in Lagos on Tuesday evening, killing 12 individuals, Amnesty Worldwide stated. Two weeks of protests towards police brutality have escalated. Right here’s what is behind the protests and what they might imply for Nigeria.

Homosexual marriage: Pope Francis appeared to interrupt with the place of the Roman Catholic Church by supporting civil unions for same-sex couples, in remarks he made in a brand new documentary.

Snapshot: Above, employees at Cuarentena Baking, or Quarantine Baking, in Mexico Metropolis in September. Two artists began the bakery with nothing however a $42 toaster oven and their Instagram. The booming success they’ve had is a testament to the power of cooking as a survival strategy in Mexico’s food-obsessed capital.

What we’re studying: This Foreign Policy article about how one Finnish correspondent covers the Trump administration. It’s a very good have a look at how overseas correspondents clarify a singular second within the U.S. to their readers again dwelling.

For extra concepts on what to learn, prepare dinner, watch and do whereas staying protected at dwelling, browse our At Home collection.

In over 150 years of publishing, The Instances has provided many various ideas for elevating kids. Here’s what our Parenting editor found when she went looking via our archives. Some recommendation was hilariously misguided however rather a lot sounded considerably wise to trendy ears.

In 1902, The Instances ran a optimistic overview of a e book referred to as “How Can I Remedy My Indigestion?” by Dr. A.Ok. Bond, who could be very anti-banana:

The perfect of moms could also be silly and affection can’t take the place of widespread sense. “A primary-class mom sound in well being, of well-developed physique, keen on infants, and restful to her nerves, is the very best safeguard towards indigestion in an toddler.” You could not feed a child on bananas, and Dr. Bond writes that he has come throughout such inhumanity (and stupidity).

One of many goofiest examples was offered in 1919, by Dr. Lambert Ott, who noticed wine as a treatment for kids:

“I’ve used purple wine as a tonic for weak kids with superb outcomes. Nevertheless, I instructed the mother and father to not let the kids know that I used to be giving them wine, however name it purple tonic,” Dr. Ott stated.

In 1952, a voice of cause appeared in an article about Clark E. Vincent, a graduate pupil on the College of California who railed towards traits in drugs and identified that the bottle vs. breast “controversy” had existed since Hippocrates:

Writers within the subject of toddler care and child-rearing, he holds, as a substitute of developing a physique of scientific knowledge that may stand via scrutiny, have usually mirrored altering patterns of thought in middle-class society and altering theories of schooling and private formation.

His final takeaway? Much less dogmatism and extra flexibility, “as long as the child’s wants are happy.”

That’s it for this briefing. See you subsequent time.

— Melina and Will

To Theodore Kim and Jahaan Singh for the break from the information. You possibly can attain the workforce at briefing@nytimes.com.

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