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The Afghan Army’s Last Stand at Chinese Camp

The whole camp was covered in blood,” said First Lt. Shah Fahim, another platoon leader. On Sunday night, speaking by phone, he wept and worried he would be killed in the night. On top of that, the family of the dead company commander, Capt. Sayid Azam, kept calling him, asking …

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Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

“They were wrong, and they are smarting over that, trying to find north and recalibrate,” he said. Tensions inside the government flared into the open last month when Xu Zhong, the research director of China’s central bank, published an essay rebuffing calls to bolster the economy by issuing more money. …

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Turkey, Taliban, Peter Strzok: Your Tuesday Briefing

Asia and Australia Edition (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Economic fears in Turkey, a possible Taliban milestone and obesity among Thailand’s monks. Here’s what you need to know: ImageCreditTurkish Presidential Press Service, via Getty Images • Fears of a global contagion. Turkey’s currency …

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