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Hungary Election Was Free but Not Entirely Fair, Observers Say

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, center, in Budapest on Sunday with other Hungarian leaders after election results were announced. His party, Fidesz, secured more than 49 percent of the vote. Szilard Koszticsak/MTI, via Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary — One day after Viktor Orban and his governing Fidesz party and ...

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As Trump Seeks Way Out of Syria, New Attack Pulls Him Back In

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Days after President Trump said he wanted to pull the United States out of Syria, Syrian forces hit a suburb of Damascus with bombs that rescue workers said unleashed toxic gas. Within hours, images of dead families sprawled in their homes threatened to change Mr. Trump’s calculus ...

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In Bukhara, 10,000 Jewish Graves but Just 150 Jews

BUKHARA, Uzbekistan — The ancient Silk Road city of Bukhara has two synagogues, a primary school that teaches Hebrew, a Jewish cultural association and a sprawling Jewish cemetery with more than 10,000 graves. What it lacks are Jews. 300 miles KAZAKHSTAN UZBEKISTAN Tashkent Bukhara TURKMEN. TAJIKISTAN Samarkand AFGHANISTAN IRAN By ...

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Why China Is Confident It Can Beat Trump in a Trade War

Imported soybeans at a port in Nantong, China. The latest Chinese tariffs were intended to deliver a warning that American producers and consumers would pay in a trade war. Chinatopix, via Associated Press BEIJING — China’s leaders sound supremely confident that they can win a trade war with President Trump. ...

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Inside an Immigrant Caravan: Women and Children, Fleeing Violence

MATÍAS ROMERO, Mexico — With a sarcastic half-smile, Nikolle Contreras, 27, surveyed her fellow members of the Central American caravan, which President Trump has called dangerous and has used as a justification to send troops to the border. More than 1,000 people, mostly women and children, waited patiently on Wednesday ...

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White House Unveils Tariffs on 1,300 Chinese Products

A steel factory in Dalian, China. The Trump administration has placed tariffs on a number of items, including electronic touch screens, iron and steel plates, medical devices, aircraft parts, batteries and other Chinese products. China Network/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will place a 25 percent ...

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Sermons and Shouted Insults: How Erdogan Keeps Turkey Spellbound

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey speaking at the country’s presidential palace in February. He often makes three speeches in a day, each broadcast live on multiple channels. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace, via Reuters ANKARA, Turkey — As President Trump has his tweets, the leader of Turkey has his speeches. President ...

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‘2 Bitter Options’ for Syrians Trapped Between Assad and Extremists

Middle East ‘2 Bitter Options’ for Syrians Trapped Between Assad and Extremists Image The Syrian government has been bombing Idlib Province, which has been a refuge for people fleeing the war.CreditAhmed Rahhal/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images BEIRUT, Lebanon — When pro-government forces retook her hometown from Syrian rebels, Nisrine accepted ...

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