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US, Canada will meet Tuesday, earlier than expected on NAFTA
The U.S. and Canada will resume high-level talks on Tuesday, which is earlier than expected, on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Syria threatened with 'stronger response' if it uses chemical weapons in Idlib
Britain, France and the US have warned Syria it will suffer a "much stronger response" if it uses chemical weapons again.
White House says it’s working to plan 2nd Trump-Kim meeting
US President Donald Trump has received a request from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a follow-up to their historic June summit, and planning is in motion to make it happen.
Bolton Says International Criminal Court is 'Illegitimate'
The United States is already not party to the International Criminal Court, but in a striking decision announced Monday by National Security Advisor John Bolton the Trump administration said it would not cooperate at all with the tribunal – and will moreover take punitive steps against it if it goes after U.S. or allied nationals.
Iran Vows Strikes Outside Borders, ‘Beyond the Seas’
A top Iranian military leader warned on Monday that Iran is plotting strikes outside of its own borders and will even go 'beyond the seas' to carry out attacks on those it perceives as enemies, statements that further highlight Iran's clandestine operations inside the United States and in Europe.
Jewish Group Says End Times Biblical Prophecy Fulfilled, Flawless 'Red Heifer' Could Signal the Third Temple
The Temple Institute has announced the birth of a flawless all-red heifer that could pave the way for the fulfillment of a major End Times biblical prophecy.
Palestinians send incendiary tires to Israeli shores
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on the beach in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday where they reportedly set afloat on rafts dozens of burning tires, in an attempt to reach Israel’s maritime border.
Trump broadens pressure on PA, closing its DC offices
The Trump administration ordered the closure of Palestine Liberation Organization offices in Washington on Monday, broadening its pressure campaign on Ramallah to return to peace talks with Israel.
Inside the United States
House Republicans Unveil Plan to Make Individuals’ Tax Cuts Permanent
House Republicans have introduced legislation to lock in cuts to individual tax rates beyond 2025, a proposal that will have trouble advancing in the Senate but which sends a signal about GOP priorities ahead of competitive midterm elections.
Expect a Storm Surge of 15-20 Feet in a Landfalling Category 4 Storm in the Carolinas
Landfalling Category 4 hurricanes are rare in the mainland U.S., with just 24 such landfalls since 1851—an average of one every seven years. Category 5 landfalls are rarer still, with just three on record. All but three of these 27 landfalls by Cat 4s and Cat 5s have occurred south of South Carolina’s latitude, so Florence will be in very select company if it manages to make landfall at Category 4 strength in North or South Carolina.
Appeals court rules Missouri may enforce strict abortion law
A U.S. appellate court ruled Monday that Missouri can enforce a law that forces abortion clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center requirements and requires doctors performing abortions to get admitting privileges at local hospitals, despite a 2016 Supreme Court ruling striking down a similar Texas law.
Border agents in South Texas saw increase in migrant families make illegal crossings in August
The number of Central American families arrested for entering the United States illegally surged again in August, according to a Trump administration official and Border Patrol agents in South Texas, an increase that comes as the president threatens a government shutdown to extract funding from Congress for a border wall.
Pacific island chain asks Trump to declare emergency as typhoon strikes
The governor of the Northern Mariana Islands has urged US President Donald Trump to declare a state of emergency as a typhoon struck the US Western Pacific territories overnight and caused blackouts and damaged buildings.
An 'Obvious Act of Deception': Kamala Harris, Planned Parenthood Called Out for Misquoting Kavanaugh on Birth Control
Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Planned Parenthood are garnering criticism for misquoting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's testimony regarding religious groups being compelled to support coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.
Three Pastors Severely Injured in Attack on Spiritual Retreat in India
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) severely injured three pastors in an attack on Saturday, September 8. The attack took place under the close watch of local policemen in Premnagar, located in the Barely District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State, where Christians were holding a two-day spiritual retreat. Pastor Ashok Benjamin, Pastor Vijay Masih, and Pastor Shivcharan were among those injured in the assault, sustaining wounds to their heads, hands, and lower backs.
Franklin Graham says 'Christians in Nigeria Are Being Brutally Slaughtered', Urges Church Not to Turn 'A Deaf Ear to Their Cries'
Evangelist Franklin Graham is making an impassioned plea on behalf of Nigeria's persecuted Christians.