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How TIME for Kids Chose the 2019 World’s Coolest Places

The world is full of amazing destinations. But which ones do kids actually want to visit? To assemble our first annual list of the World’s 50 Coolest Places, TIME for Kids sought input from trusted experts—kids. We gathered nominations from our network of TFK Kid…

China Says U.S. Must Cut Tariffs in Order to Reach a Trade Deal

(BEIJING) — China’s government says the United States must roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods if the two sides reach a trade deal. The comments Thursday by a Commerce Ministry spokesman indicated Beijing is sticking to its demand for a tariff cut as another…

Mass Strike Over Pensions Tangles Transportation Across France

(PARIS) — Most French trains are at a standstill, schools are closed and the Eiffel Tower is warning visitors to stay away as unions hold nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s retirement reform. Paris deployed 6,000 police for what’s expected to be a major…

Huawei Asks Court to Throw out U.S. Telecom Funds Ban

(SHENZHEN, China) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s second legal challenge…