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Trump's Tough Talk On German Defense Spending Is Straining A Decades-Long Friendship

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The German headquarters of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in Duesseldorf, Germany. The U.S. says it may stop sharing intelligence with Germany if it adopts Huawei's 5G technology. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters hide caption

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Despite U.S. Pressure, Germany Refuses To Exclude Huawei's 5G Technology

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Germany Risks U.S. Backlash If It Hires Chinese Company Huawei For 5G Tech

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech in front of the National Museum during Hungary's National Day celebrations on Friday in Budapest. Hungary's National Day celebrations commemorate the 1848 Hungarian Revolution against the Habsburg monarchy. Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Struggles To Rein In Hungary's Hard-Line Government

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Hungary's Leader May Be Taking His War Against The EU Too Far

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The long-delayed opening of the House of Fates Holocaust museum in Budapest, whose entrance is marked by a Star of David, is expected this spring. Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hungary's New Holocaust Museum Isn't Open Yet, But It's Already Causing Concern

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Controversy Surrounds Planned Hungarian Holocaust Museum

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Bassam Ghraoui, who ran Syria's most famous chocolate factory, left for Hungary when war consumed his home country. He successfully rebuilt his business in Budapest. The company still uses ingredients from Syria. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian Chocolatier's Legend Lives On In Europe — But Stays Close To Its Roots

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A group of 47 migrants is transferred from a rescued inflatable boat onto a Sea Watch 3 RHIB during a rescue operation by the Dutch-flagged vessel Sea Watch 3 off Libya's coasts on Saturday. FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Legendary Chocolatiers Leave War-Torn Syria For Hungary

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In Hungary, Thousands Of Demonstrators Protest 'Slave Law'

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Demonstrators protesting against recent legislative measures introduced by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stand outside parliament on Dec. 16, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Grip Hungary In Response To Overtime Measure That Critics Call A 'Slave Law'

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In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken said on Thursday he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

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Aegean Rebreath founder George Sarelakos (center) hands a netted bag of marine litter to volunteers on the main pier of the Greek island of Poros. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Meet Greece's Marine Trash Collectors Diving To Keep Their Sea Beautiful

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The European Union Hopes To Ban Single-Use Plastic By 2021

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