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• Questions after London attack.
Prime Minister Theresa May defended her record today after the third serious terrorist attack in Britain in three months. Opposition politicians highlighted reductions in the number of police during her six-year tenure as home secretary, before she became prime minister last year.
Our journalists spoke with witnesses who described the scene after three men rammed a van into pedestrians before attacking people with large hunting knives. “It was utter horror,” one woman said.
Mrs. May said the attack, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility, would not disrupt national elections on Thursday.
President Trump offered support but also used the news to defend his targeted travel ban and to criticize London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. His comments widened a rift with allies in Europe and drew partisan reactions in the news media.
• The politics of climate science.
After President Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, we looked at how the Republican Party went from debating ways to combat climate change to seeing it as a hoax. It’s a story of big money and Democratic hubris.
And we visited a high school in Ohio where, as teachers seek to integrate climate science into the curriculum, they face students who are suspicious of evidence of a human role in global warming.
• A rift in the Middle East.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries severed all ties with Qatar early today, isolating a neighbor that hosts a major American military base.
The feud could stress the American-led campaign against the Islamic State and complicate efforts to confront Iran.
• A bank tied to the Kremlin, and to Kushner.
Vnesheconombank, or VEB, is no normal bank.
It is owned by the Russian state and intertwined with Russian intelligence. It is also at the center of an international firestorm because the bank’s chief met with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, during the presidential transition.
• From the White House.
President Trump is to introduce a plan this week calling on states, cities and corporations to shoulder most of the cost of rebuilding American infrastructure. He also plans to privatize and modernize the U.S. air-traffic control system.
Separately, he took on his own administration this morning, criticizing the “watered down” version of his executive order barring visitors from select Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
• Bill Cosby trial begins today.
A Pennsylvania jury will consider a sexual assault case against Mr. Cosby, once a father figure and moral force, whom many women have accused of criminal misconduct. Here’s what to expect.
• “The Daily,” your audio news report.
In today’s show, we discuss the latest news about Saturday’s terrorist attack with our journalists in London.
• Apple will unveil its latest hardware and software today, topping the week’s headlines to watch.
• For five-figure annual fees, boutique medical services offer the chance to skip the line and receive the best treatment.
• A withered Yahoo is about to be absorbed by Verizon. In her five years at Yahoo’s helm, Marissa Mayer earned nearly a quarter of a billion dollars.
• Switching to healthier fats may do you more good than you realize.
• It is really hard to admit being wrong. Here’s why.
• If you want pizza, try this remarkably good dough.
Over the weekend
• A dancer with the American Ballet Theater rescued a homeless man who fell onto subway tracks in Manhattan.
• The Golden State Warriors took a two-games-to-none lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the N.B.A. finals.
• “Wonder Woman” broke the superhero glass ceiling, earning the top spot at the North American box office in a genre normally led by men.
It’s a sign of progress that has come too slowly, our media columnist writes.
• Forced from their towns.
In today’s 360 video, listen to those who fled their homes in the Central African Republic, where an armed rebel group has burned villages to the ground.
• A war’s “last secret.”
On the eve of the Arab-Israeli war 50 years ago this week, Israeli officials developed a plan to detonate a nuclear device in the Sinai Peninsula as a warning to Egyptian and other Arab forces, according to an interview that is to be published today.
• Quotation of the day.
“You looked fear right in the face and you said, ‘No, we are Manchester, and the world is watching.’ ”
— Scooter Braun, manager of the pop star Ariana Grande, praising fans who attended the One Love Manchester benefit concert in England on Sunday for victims of the May 22 terrorist attack.
Cambodia was awash in political banners, marches and rallies leading up to local elections on Sunday. Buddhist monks even served as political correspondents.
The high turnout and the few reports of irregularities represent a huge turnaround in a nation with a troubled and authoritarian past, though it is far from clear if the moves toward democracy will last.
Every year, The Economist magazine assesses the state of democracy across the world, based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; and political culture.
In 2016, the most recent list, Cambodia ranked 112th, just ahead of Myanmar and Iraq. (Norway was first, the U.S. ranked 21st, and North Korea was last.)
In Cambodia, the opposition claimed gains in Sunday’s election that could shake Prime Minister Hun Sen’s grip on power. He has governed since 1985.
But as Sophal Ear, a Cambodian-American political scientist, observed, “At some point, things change, whether you want them to or not.”
Charles McDermid contributed reporting.
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