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We start today with a delayed deadline in trade talks with China, a preview of President Trump’s summit meeting this week with North Korea’s leader, and the results of last night’s Academy Awards.


Mr. Trump on Sunday pushed back his self-imposed March 1 deadline to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in recent trade talks.

The president said negotiators had forged a compromise on key issues, although the White House did not release any details.

What’s next: Mr. Trump said he hoped to sign a final deal with China’s president, Xi Jinping, most likely in March at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s Florida resort. No new deadline was set.


The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is en route to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he is scheduled to meet with President Trump on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the North’s nuclear weapons program.

Britons who came of age after the 2008 global financial crisis will, in many cases, be worse off than their parents. Thirty-year-olds are only half as likely to own homes as baby boomers were at the same age, and a third are expected to rent for their whole lives.

Raised under the British government’s austerity program and burdened by student debt, a growing number of millennials have turned to socialism. Like their American counterparts, they’ve given up on free-market capitalism, convinced that it can’t provide their families with a decent life.

Explainer: The Times has been reporting for the past year on how austerity has reshaped British society. Here’s a look at the roots of the budget cuts and their effects.

The film about a white chauffeur and his black client in segregation-era America won best picture and two other Academy Awards on Sunday, at a ceremony that featured no host but a diverse set of winners.

Rami Malek was named best actor for his role as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Olivia Coleman took best actress for “The Favourite.” Alfonso Cuarón won best director for “Roma.” Here’s a complete list of winners.

Analysis: Our chief TV critic said the lack of a host wasn’t a problem. We also provided reaction and real-time analysis.

The red carpet: The awards show’s ratings have fallen in recent years, but the preshow is pretty good, one of our critics writes. (We have photos, of course.)

Go deeper: “Green Book” detractors said the best-picture winner offered a simplified, feel-good message that distorted history. Last month, our critic looked back at Hollywood’s history with films about racial reconciliation.

The recent decision by California’s governor to scale back the state’s high-speed rail network has prompted deeper questions about the country’s ability to think big and work together on complex public works projects.

The need for infrastructure investment has been one of America’s few remaining bipartisan issues. Yet when it comes to spending — and actually getting things built — little progress has been made.

Standoff in Venezuela: The opposition appears to have little in the way of a Plan B after failing to deliver humanitarian aid over the weekend, our correspondents write in a news analysis. In a visit to Colombia today, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce measures to further pressure President Nicolás Maduro to step down.

Vatican abuse meeting: Pope Francis, at the close of a landmark meeting on clerical sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, called for “an all-out battle against the abuse of minors.” But he did not offer any concrete policies.

Afghanistan peace talks: A new round of negotiations between U.S. and Taliban officials is to begin today in Qatar. The Taliban’s deputy leader will be participating.

R. Kelly charges: The R&B singer was ordered held on $1 million bond over the weekend after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges involve four women, three of whom were minors at the time.

Criticism for Israeli leader: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has enraged Jewish leaders in Israel and the U.S. by striking a deal with a racist anti-Arab party. Mr. Netanyahu, who is running for re-election, is widely expected to be indicted on corruption charges.

Snapshot: Above, Mona “Sad Girl,” a rapper in Japan. She is part of a subculture in the country that has adopted the Chicano and Chicana culture of Southern California. In a video, a reporter who grew up in southeast Los Angeles traveled to Japan to learn more.

What we’re watching: This video clip on Instagram. The briefings editor, Andrea Kannapell, recommends this “delightful rant” about how to pronounce the Arabic sound “qaaf.” She writes: “Join the tens of thousands enjoying this bit by Abdallah Jasim of Dearborn, Mich., who describes himself as a chemical engineer by day and a comedian by night.”

Cook: This creamy turmeric pasta uses mostly pantry staples.

Listen: The title track of Offset’s solo album, “Father of 4,” is a plea for understanding directed toward his young children, writes Jon Caramanica. “He lists them off, explains how he’s done them wrong, then promises to do better.”

Watch: Two new musical biopics, of Elton John and Mötley Crüe, are among the recent trailers we reviewed.

See: A truly great solo show doesn’t come around often, but there are three at leading playhouses in the German-speaking world.


Smarter Living: Are you addicted to your smartphone? Our tech columnist kicked his habit, with the help of a coach. He put a rubber band around his device and changed the lock screen to ask: “What for? Why now? What else?” He deleted apps, and took a pottery course. And he finished up with a two-day break from his phone.

We also have information about the tech companies that want to fill the gaps between you, your doctor and your health insurance.

Friday’s Morning Briefing included a photograph of the actor Sidney Poitier standing in front of the Apollo Theater and said that he was in Midtown Manhattan.

Sharp-eyed readers asked if we meant Harlem, where the storied theater on 125th Street has been a cultural institution for the African-American community in New York City and beyond for 85 years.

But there was also an Apollo Theater on 42nd Street. The Times reviewed its opening production in 1920, a musical comedy called “Jimmie.”

The Apollo in the picture with Mr. Poitier fell into disrepair but reopened in 1979 as the New Apollo, to differentiate it from the one uptown. It was demolished in 1996, and the Lyric Theater, currently home to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” stands in its place.

There’s also an Apollo Theater in London. Why such a popular name? Apollo was the Greek god of music and poetry.


That’s it for this briefing. See you next time.

— Chris


Thank you
Eleanor Stanford and James K. Williamson provided today’s break from the news. Chris himself wrote today’s Back Story. You can reach the team at briefing@nytimes.com.

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• We’re listening to “The Daily.” Today’s episode is about the fight for control of 5G.
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