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Iran Talks Set to Miss Second Deadline in Vienna
World powers were set Tuesday to miss yet another deadline to nail down an elusive nuclear deal ending a 13-year standoff with Iran, despite hours of difficult top-level negotiations.
Greek banks may run out of cash by end of week
As their government scrambled to pull together a new package of proposals to take to Brussels, Greeks have been hit with more bad news: their banks will stay shut until at least Thursday -- and may run out of cash altogether by the end of the week.
France, Germany demand 'serious' proposals from Greece
Both France and Germany have urged Greece to put forward serious proposals that would allow financial aid talks to resume. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said there is an urgent need to lift capital controls.
Russian Bombers Fly Near U.S. on July 4th
As Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, four Russian long-range bomber aircraft flew close enough to the US shores that they were intercepted by military fighter jets. The first set of two bombers flew near Alaska and just 30 minutes later a separate set flew far off the west coast of California.
How Obama could fudge today's Iran deadline
Talks in Vienna between six world powers and Iran aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions are reaching another self-imposed deadline Tuesday that's likely to slip by just as others have done.
Egypt killed 241 Sinai militants in five days, army says
Egypt's military killed 241 militants in the Sinai from July 1 to 5, the army said Monday, including jihadists from the Islamic State group who launched spectacular attacks last week.
Heat Wave Shatters Records in Germany, France, The Netherlands
A European heat wave has smashed monthly and even a few all-time records. The heat will persist through early in the week before some long-awaited relief arrives.
Islamic State takes ground from Syrian Kurds after air strikes
Islamic State fighters stormed a Syrian town held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city on Monday, part of a wider offensive by the militants two days after their de facto capital was hit by some of the heaviest U.S.-led air strikes in the conflict.
Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuclear deal
A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed Monday to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the country as a parallel deal - a demand that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast clout.
Israel Is Building an Anti-ISIS Fence Along Border With Jordan
Israel has taken one more step to walling itself off from its neighbors, NBC News reported.
Hamas, Fatah exchange threats after wave of arrests
The Palestinian Authority has arrested 170 Hamas men in the West Bank over the past few days, a Palestinian security source told Ynet on Monday, leading to threats from the Gaza terror organization.
Iran Defense Minister warns of 'Israel's WMDs' threat to world
As world powers near a deal with Iran on its nuclear weapons program, Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan warned on Monday that 'Israel's weapons of mass destruction' threaten the entire world.
Israel losing Democrats, 'can't claim bipartisan US support,' top pollster warns
Three quarters of highly educated, high income, publicly active US Democrats - the so-called 'opinion elites' - believe Israel has too much influence on US foreign policy, almost half of them consider Israel to be a racist country, and fewer than half of them believe that Israel wants peace with its neighbors.
Inside the United States
California Family Discusses 4-Year-Old Transgender Child
Some parents are preparing to transition their children from one gender to the other as early as pre-school. National Public Radio interviews one Oakland, Calif. family with a young child who started life out as 'Jack' but became 'Jackie' by age four.
San Francisco prosecutors charge illegal immigrant with killing woman at pier
San Francisco prosecutors Monday charged an illegal immigrant -- with a lengthy criminal record and deported five times -- with the murder of a young woman at a popular city pier.
SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed
The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.
Obama hints he will veto defense bill
President Obama hinted Monday afternoon that he will veto the defense bill moving through Congress because it cuts domestic spending in order to provide significant increases in defense programs.
Obama: Fight against IS progressing, but still a long slog
Obama said Monday the US-led coalition battling Islamic State jihadists was 'intensifying' its campaign against the group's base in Syria, but cautioned the fight would be long.
White House Officials Plot Ways to Pressure Lawmakers Into Supporting Iran Deal
White House officials on Monday held a private conference call with liberal organizations to discuss ways of pressuring Democrats and other lawmakers on Capitol Hill into supporting a nuclear deal with Iran that is expected to be finalized in the coming days, according to an audio recording of that call obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Texas Couple Sues Clerk Claiming Gay Marriage Foot-Dragging
A gay couple sued a rural Texas county clerk for delaying by 'at least three weeks' giving them a same-sex marriage license, because the county needed to have paperwork reprinted in a gender-neutral fashion.
Obama to Visit Pentagon to Refine Islamic State Strategy
U.S. President Barack Obama will make a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to confer with national security advisers about refining their strategy to defeat Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
Chris Christie: Clerks must perform same-sex 'marriages' regardless of their religious beliefs
Chris Christie is not known for nuance. This time, he has turned his fiery personality loose on county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to performing same-sex 'marriages.'
Vietnam: Persecution of Christian Montagnards is 'state policy'
The persecution of religious minorities is now official Vietnamese state policy after Human Rights Watch released a June report revealing that government's intentions to persecute any ethnic Montagnards who follow "unauthorized" Christianity.
Most Americans don't believe the US is a Christian nation
The majority of Americans believe that faith in God is an important component of being a true American, but that the US is not a Christian nation, a new study has found.
9 in 10 Evangelicals not in favour of US Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling
Almost all Evangelicals are against the US Supreme Court ruling that legalised same-sex marriage throughout the US while 7 of 10 practicing Christians also oppose it.