Fury in Germany as Rap Duo With Anti-Jewish Lyrics Gets Award

The rappers Farid Bang, left, and Kollegah receiving the award for best hip-hop album at Germany’s Echo Music Awards. The prize for the album, which contains lyrics referring to the Holocaust and Auschwitz, has set off an uproar in Germany. Alex Schmidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BERLIN — In Germany’s hugely popular hip-hop music scene, …

Trump says he will accommodated Kim anon but will leave acme if it isn’t ‘fruitful’

Donald Trump has pledged to meet the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks” but warned that he was prepared to walk away if the talks were not “fruitful”. “As you know, I will be meeting with Kim Jong-un in the coming weeks to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula,” the US …

Hans Asperger aided and accurate Nazi programme, abstraction says

The Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich’s euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live, according to a study by a medical historian. Herwig Czech, from Vienna’s Medical University, has made the …

New York Attorney General Seeks Power to Bypass Presidential Pardons

Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, wants the power to prosecute presidential aides if they are federally pardoned. Mike Groll/Associated Press Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York is moving to change New York state law so that he and other local prosecutors would have the power to bring criminal charges against aides …

Across Midwest, Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump’s Trade Policy

CASSELTON, N.D. — Here in the largest soybean-producing county in the country, a snowy winter has left North Dakota farmers like Robert Runck with time on their hands before spring planting — time they have spent stewing over how much they stand to lose if President Trump starts a trade war with China. “If he …

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging

Production at a Chinese steel plant. Americans are about evenly split on the steel and aluminum tariffs that President Trump announced last month, according to a survey for The New York Times. China Network/Reuters President Trump’s trade policies enjoy the strong backing of his supporters but are less popular among independents, moderate Republicans and others …

Qualcomm May Be Collateral Damage in a U.S.-China Trade War

Qualcomm offices in San Diego. An escalating trade battle over whether China or the United States will dominate the technologies of the future is threatening the company’s business and its growth. Frank Duenzl/Deutsche Presse-Agentur, via Associated Press WASHINGTON — A looming trade war between the United States and China has put Qualcomm, one of America’s …

Cosby Accuser Talked of Framing a Celebrity, Witness Says

Marguerite Jackson testified Wednesday as a defense witness and said that Andrea Constand, the woman who says Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her, had once spoken of framing a celebrity. Corey Perrine/Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s star defense witness, a veteran academic adviser who works at his alma mater, Temple University, testified here Wednesday …