Kent Covington
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Another U.S. soldier dies after Taliban attack

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/04/18, 10:32 am

A fourth U.S. soldier has died from wounds suffered last week in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, a 24-year-old Pennsylvania native, died at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Three U.S. service members were killed in the explosion last Tuesday near Ghazni, and two others were wounded. It was the deadliest attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan this year. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said it destroyed a U.S. tank.

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France responds to violent protests

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/03/18, 11:04 am

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to meet with the heads of major political parties and representatives of a grassroots movement behind violent protests in the country over the weekend. More than 130 people were injured, including 23 police officers, in demonstrations against rising fuel taxes.

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Associated Press/Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Trump, Xi reach trade detente

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/03/18, 10:59 am

The United States and China have reached a 90-day cease-fire in their ongoing trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to the truce at a dinner meeting at the G-20 economic summit in Buenos Aires over the weekend. Trump said he would hold off on plans to raise tariffs Jan. 1 on $200 billion dollars of Chinese goods. The Chinese agreed to buy a “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial amount of agricultural, energy, industrial” and other products from the United States, Trump said. The move would go a long way toward cutting the U.S.

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