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Brexit deadlock: Theresa May urges EU to compromise
European leaders gathered in the Austrian city of Salzburg on Thursday for the second day of an informal summit. One of the main issues are the deadlocked negotiations on Brexit, the final agreement on which is supposed to be laid out in October. Immigration, a major policy point for Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose government holds the rotating EU presidency, and security in the bloc are the other major talking points.
U.S. seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran
The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran to include Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its regional behavior, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.
Britain is 85-90 percent of the way to agreeing Brexit deal: UK minister
Britain is over 85 percent of the way to agreeing on a deal with the European Union on its exit from the bloc, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told Irish radio on Thursday, adding that a deal could be reached by October or November.
Hezbollah chief warns Israel to stop Syria airstrikes
Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, said Wednesday that Israel must stop its 'intolerable' attacks in Syria. His comments came after an Israeli airstrike on a Syrian base in Latakia, during which a Russian spy plane was accidentally shot down by soldiers loyal to President Bashar Assad.
Russia summons Israeli envoy after warning of response over downed plane
The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel’s ambassador Tuesday afternoon, state media reported, as Moscow fumed over the Syrian downing of a military plane that it said was the result of an Israeli 'provocation.'
Report: Abbas ready to halt all funding to Gaza
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is close to announcing a series of additional punitive measures against the Gaza Strip, as Egyptian efforts to end the power struggle between his Fatah faction and Hamas appear to have reached a dead end, Palestinian sources in Ramallah said on Wednesday.
Two Palestinians reportedly killed during Gaza riots on Yom Kippur
Gaza's Health Ministry claimed on Tuesday that two Palestinians were killed and at least 46 wounded by the IDF fire in the northern Gaza Strip during violent demonstrations which took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year.
Israel 'expresses regret' for downed Russian jet, holds Syria responsible
IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis addressed the downing of the Russian plane in Syria on Tuesday after Moscow accused Israel of a hostile provocation and threatened to respond.
Inside the United States
FBI, DOJ Plan Redactions Despite Trump’s Document Order
President Donald Trump has demanded the 'immediate declassification' of sensitive materials about the Russia investigation, but the agencies responsible are expected to propose redactions that would keep some information secret, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Kavanaugh hearing plans collapse in the Senate
ext week's plans for a public hearing to address a sexual assault claim against President Trump's Supreme Court pick were on the brink of collapsing Tuesday, after Democrats who initially demanded a hearing called for a delay, and were backed by a lawyer for the alleged victim, who said she wants an FBI investigation before any hearing is held.
4,000% Explosion in Kids Identifying as Transgender, Docs Perform Double Mastectomies on Healthy Teen Girls
The number of people identifying as transgender is on the rise in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, including many children and teens.
FBI sought to elevate anti-Trump dossier to official intelligence file despite CIA, DNI objections
The FBI pushed in 2016 to include the discredited dossier into the official intelligence community assessment that Russia interfered in the election to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton, two former senior officials said.
Chuck Grassley tells Christine Blasey Ford, Democrats to use scheduled hearing or lose opportunity
Republicans are ready to push ahead with a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh after becoming frustrated with his accuser, who has rebuffed numerous chances they have offered her to tell her story.
Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria
In Central African Republic, dozens of people are feared killed after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria earlier this month.