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Monday Sunrise Briefing: Generosity for Lebanon but little trust

International donors pledged Sunday to give generously (nearly $300 million) to Lebanon in emergency aid after the massive explosion in Beirut this past week. But there were unusually blunt warnings: no money to rebuild unless government corruption ends. And Lebanon’s government was on the brink of collapse. This weekend saw violent protests and resignations by top ministers and lawmakers. 

Neither the Lebanese people nor foreign donors trust the integrity of this government. French President Emmanuel Macron, who organized the donor event, said he was approaching Lebanon like “a

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