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RT News - December 11, 2019 (12:00 MSK)

A powerful blast and gunfire are reported outside a major US outpost in Afghanistan the very same Bagram Air base Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to, less than two weeks ago. The news comes hard on the heels of a damning report, which sheds light on how top American officials have been routinely distorting facts and figures on the War in Afghanistan in an attempt to convince the public the drawn-out war is winnable. The US president says he looks forward to more dialogue with Russia  after meeting its foreign minister at the White House. That visit, however, triggered more speculation about supposed secret Trump-Moscow links something Sergey Lavrov brushed off as absurd. The French government pushes forward with its new pension reform  which has already led to days of mass demonstrations, civil unrest and strike action.

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