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As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money

May 19, 2019 ImageWael Ghobrayal, an Egyptian immigrant, bought a taxi medallion for $890,000 and now…

To Many Chinese, America Was Like ‘Heaven.’ Now They’re Not So Sure.

BEIJING — Qi Haohan describes with pride the times he has leaped and pirouetted with American…

U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

The United States’ birthrate fell for a fourth consecutive year in 2018, bringing the number of…

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War

JERUSALEM — Israel has been providing Washington with intelligence about potential Iranian attacks. Its prime minister,…

How Xi’s Last-Minute Switch on the Trade Deal Upended It

BEIJING — China’s leader, Xi Jinping, seemed confident three weeks ago that a yearlong trade war…

A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers

At least six million obese teenagers in the United States are candidates for weight-loss surgery, experts…

Trump’s Latest Move Takes Straight Shot at Huawei’s Business

BEIJING — The Trump administration has filed criminal charges against Huawei for stealing technology. It has…

Richard Lugar Is Remembered as a ‘True American Statesman’

INDIANAPOLIS — Richard G. Lugar, a six-term senator from Indiana known for expertise in international affairs…

Greek Anarchists Vandalize U.S. Ambassador’s Home

ATHENS — Greek anarchists vandalized the Athens home of the United States ambassador with black paint…

U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’

JERUSALEM — The United States ambassador to Israel, a driving force in crafting the Trump administration’s…

U.S.-Russia Talks Expose Deep Fissures, Despite Hopes for Better Ties

MOSCOW — Russia and the United States remain far apart on Iran, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea…

Why the U.S.-China Trade War Could Be Long and Painful: No Off-Ramps

ImagePresident Trump and China’s president, Xi Jinping, at a meeting in Beijing in 2017. This time,…

The New New World: In China, Some Fear the End of ‘Chimerica’

Wu Shichun is one of countless Chinese entrepreneurs who over the past four decades have prospered…

Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange

The Swedish authorities announced on Monday that they would reopen an investigation into rape allegations against…

U.S.-China Trade Talks Stumble on Beijing’s Spending at Home

BEIJING — One year ago, when he began a multibillion-dollar trade war with China that shook…