Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Turkish offensive hits U.S. post in Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/12/19, 10:24 am

Turkish artillery fire did not hurt any American troops, who evacuated a post that got caught in the line of fire on Friday outside the town of Kobani, Syria. Turkey said it ended the strike, aimed at Kurdish forces in the area, after communicating with the U.S. military.

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U.S., China reach trade truce

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/19, 06:22 pm

The United States will forgo a planned tariff hike on Chinese imports worth $250 billion in exchange for China buying U.S. farm products valued at $40 billion to $50 billion. The countries agreed to the cease-fire in their ongoing trade war Friday, a few days before the tariffs were scheduled to take effect.

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Comedy Central

The wisdom of children

Entertainment | An irreverent cartoon stands up to China while U.S. corporations cower in fear
by Loren Skinker & Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/19, 02:26 pm

China has a longstanding tradition of demanding—and receiving—apologies from foreign businesses that offend the communist government. This week, the creators of the Comedy Central show South Park turned the tradition on its head while also skewering the NBA for bowing under Chinese pressure.

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