Expected to become prime minister this week, Boris Johnson is deploying the bumbling, confected persona that made him London mayor. But despite his charm, many of his colleagues, as well as political analysts, question his competence.https://nyti.ms/2Y9CQJr
If Chandrayaan-2 is successful, India will become the fourth nation — after the United States, Russia and China — to land on the moon. Scientists and defense experts everywhere are watching to see whether the Indians can pull it off.https://nyti.ms/32ELUts
Masked men, dressed in white and wielding sticks, assaulted antigovernment protesters in a train station late Sunday night in northwestern Hong Konghttps://nyti.ms/32Hyb5d
Hong Kong’s leader will not be making further concessions to the city’s protesters, two of her top advisers said, as the government digs in despite several large demonstrationshttps://nyti.ms/32HKPB5
An explosion at a gas plant in central China sent a ball of fire and thick plumes of smoke into the air. At least 10 people were killed.https://nyti.ms/2Y2lWww
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William Safire was a writer whose column "On Language" was a long-running feature of The New York Times Magazine.
Birthed in New York City in 1929, William Safire invested his early profession as a speechwriter and public relations author, additionally working as a special aide to Head of state Richard Nixon. He joined The New York Times as a Washington-based columnist in 1973 and also won a 1978 Pulitzer Reward for his discourse.