Skill beats scrap

Sports | After surprises and upsets, France wins the World Cup
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 7/16/18, 11:32 am

France, the second-youngest team in the FIFA World Cup tournament, yesterday beat Croatia 4-2 to win the cup for the first time since 1998. Croatia had won each of its three previous matches either during the 30 minutes of extra time when the first 90 minutes ended in a tie, or past that in a shootout.

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Associated Press/Photo by Matthias Schrader

France captures World Cup title

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/16/18, 09:07 am

France closed out an exciting World Cup in Russia on Sunday, defeating Croatia 4-2. France was the second-youngest team in the tournament, and the youngest player on the team, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé made history, becoming the first teenager in 60 years to score a goal in a World Cup final. Sunday’s victory represents France’s second World Cup title. The French also won in 1998.

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Associated Press/Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Trump claims victory at end of NATO summit

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/12/18, 11:32 am

President Donald Trump on Thursday said several European allies agreed to increase their defense spending after concerns the United States could pull out of the military alliance sparked an emergency session. Trump at the end of the two-day summit in Brussels said the member nations agreed to boost their defense budgets to 2 percent of their national income. “Yesterday I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening,” Trump said.

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