If the two can eventually reach agreement on the details, the deal could rival NAFTA as the world’s largest free trade zone — and threaten the U.S. with isolation in important industries like automobiles.
• “We must all get back to work. This is not a soap opera.”
That was Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, seeking to quell the national crisis over governance that has emerged from his family’s feud over the musty, modest home above.
The prime minister’s brother and sister accuse him of abusing his power to try to preserve the estate of their father — the city-state’s revered founder, Lee Kuan Yew — as a bedrock for a future dynasty, instead of demolishing it as the unsentimental Mr. Lee wished.
• The Philippine military can continue to legally exert wide powers in its fight against Islamic State militants, including warrantless searches and roadblocks.
The country’s Supreme Court rejected challenges to President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law across the island of Mindanao, though the battle is focused on just one of its cities, the predominantly Muslim Marawi. Mr. Duterte had threatened to ignore and even arrest the judges if they ruled otherwise.
• India’s premier, Narendra Modi, has become the country’s first leader to set foot in Israel. “We’ve been waiting for you a long time,” the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said.
While the two look to expand trade and cooperation in areas like agriculture and water management, India is soft-pedaling its support for the Palestinian cause.
Back home, Mr. Modi faces a brewing Himalayan border crisis involving Bhutan that has China warning of possible war.
• The resistance Uber faces in Europe is exemplified by the taxi war with London’s iconic black cabs, which…