• There are signs that President Trump’s approach to foreign relations — so far a confrontational mix of chest thumping and real action — has made an impact on the Chinese.
The approach may have prodded China to finally use its leverage with North Korea, but it also entails serious risks overseas and could backfire at home.
Separately, officials said that a visit to Moscow last July by Carter Page, a onetime foreign policy adviser to Mr. Trump, helped trigger the F.B.I. inquiry into potential ties to Russia.
• In Indonesia, Vice President Mike Pence praised the country’s religious tolerance, saying the “tradition of moderate Islam frankly is an inspiration to the world.”
He also announced that President Trump plans to visit the region this fall, heading to the Philippines for a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
• Rupert Murdoch, once again, had the last word.
The media baron prizes loyalty and profits, both of which Bill O’Reilly, his ousted Fox News superstar, brought him by the millions — but Mr. Murdoch has also proved time and again that he is a pragmatist.
But Mr. O’Reilly is leaving with a payout that could be as high as $25 million.
In our podcast “The Daily” we talk to one of the reporters whose investigation into Mr. O’Reilly helped lead to his dismissal.
• What does a tremendously rich and ambitious country do when it is running out of land?
That’s the question in Singapore as it battles rising sea levels that threaten to engulf it, gleaming skyscrapers and all. Here’s a look at how the country is creating more land for itself.
• They are app makers or podcasters, and they are H-1B visa holders — possible targets of President Trump’s immigration policies. Meet the tech workers, like Kaushik Gopal, above center, whose lives are in limbo.
• Child care enriches more than children. Government spending on high-quality day care in early years delivers an economic boon that lasts three generations, research finds.