Around the World
Father of the euro fears EU superstate by the back door
The euro's founding father has warned that Europe's latest plan for an EMU-wide finance ministry is a dangerous attempt to smuggle through political union, and breaches the basic tenets of modern democracy.
Iran announces Air Force war games, with focus on combat
Iran will launch war games Saturday involving a range of aircraft, in which the primary functions are air combat and destroying targets in the air and on the ground, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Friday.
Tehran brags at superpowers' 'surrender' in nuclear deal
Iran's defense minister hailed the nuclear accord struck with world powers as a 'surrender' by 'the superpowers' to 'the majesty' of Iran, a watchdog group said. The website of Iran's leader, meanwhile, published a poster hailing Iran as the region's 'foremost military power.'
Russia 'is building military base in Syria'
Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest indication yet of deepening Russian support for the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Thousands of Isil fighters could use migrant crisis to 'flood' into Europe, Nigel Farage warns
Thousands of Isil jihadists could use the migrant crisis to 'flood' into Europe, Nigel Farage has claimed as he warned Britons not to 'allow our compassion to imperil our safety'.
Pope calls on Europe's Catholics to take in refugees
Issuing a broad appeal to Europe's Catholics, Pope Francis on Sunday called on 'every' parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary to take in one refugee family -- an appeal that, if honored, would offer shelter to tens of thousands.
West to blame for Europe's migrant crisis, say Erdogan, Putin
Who's to blame for Europe's deepening refugee crisis? To hear Erdogan and Putin tell it, it's the West.
Wealthy Gulf Nations Are Criticized for Tepid Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis
The Arab nations of the Persian Gulf have some the world's highest per capita incomes. Their leaders speak passionately about the plight of Syrians, and their state-funded news media cover the Syrian civil war without cease.
Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be 'transgender' in order to assault women in shelter
A biological man claiming to be 'transgender' so as to gain access to and prey on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed 'indefinitely' last week after being declared by a judge a 'dangerous offender.'
UN chief seeks to breathe fresh life into peace talks
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a ministerial meeting of key global players trying to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sept. 30 during the annual high-level session of the General Assembly, the United Nations announced Friday.
Israel to build smart fence on Jordan border
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon are set to announce Sunday the start of a multi-billion-shekel effort to construct a sensor-laden fence on the southern border with Jordan, the news site Ynet reported.
EU close to decision on labeling products from Israeli settlements
The European Union is likely to finalize its guidelines for placing consumer labels on products made in West Bank settlements, its foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday.
Lapid says Netanyahu must 'admit failure' for not thwarting Iran nuclear deal
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid wrote the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee over the weekend, asking it to investigate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to prevent the international community from making a deal with Iran, Lapid announced Saturday night.
Netanyahu: Israel not indifferent, but can't absorb Syrian or African refugees
While Israel is not indifferent to the human tragedy of refugees from Syria and Africa, it is a small country that cannot throw its doors open to them, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
Inside the United States
Why Can't the Kentucky Clerk Get Bail?
Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis has been jailed without bail since Thursday for refusing to allow her office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Obama: I'll veto any budget if it limits spending
President Obama praised the monthly jobs report during his weekly address Saturday and called on Republicans to pass his budget when Congress reconvenes next month. He also threatened to veto any budget that did not increase spending.
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks Shine Light on Rising Number of Cases in US
Outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in New York, California and Illinois have drawn attention to a bacterial disease that experts say has been on the rise in recent years.
Nine Obama regulations to watch
The window is already closing on President Obama's regulatory agenda, and agencies across the federal government are moving to crank out a slew of new rules before election year politics bring business in Washington to a virtual standstill.
Obama to Give 300,523f7c Workers Paid Sick Leave With New Executive Order
President Obama will sign an executive order Monday giving hundreds of thousands of workers employed by federal contractors access to paid sick leave.
The law abider who sits in jail
As you read this column, Kim Davis is sitting in jail. What crime did she commit? Actually, no crime. The Rowan County Kentucky clerk is in jail for contempt of court because she refused, on the basis of her First Amendment rights, to issue a same-sex marriage certificate.
Reid to prevent vote on Iran nuclear deal
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will try to prevent the Senate from voting on President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
Trump receives 25% of black vote in general election matchup
For all the talk about Donald Trump allegedly driving minorities away from the Republican Party, could he actually bring people in?
John Kasich to Kim Davis: Comply with the law
Despite her religious beliefs, Kim Davis -- the defiant Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples -- should follow the law, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Sunday.
Sanders takes nine-point lead over Clinton in New Hampshire: poll
Senator Bernie Sanders has opened a nine-point lead over fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton among party supporters in New Hampshire, according to an NBC News/Marist Poll released on Sunday.
In Iowa, Clinton ridicules Trump immigration plan as unworkable
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton ridiculed Donald Trump's plan to deport all undocumented immigrants and then allow provisional returns as unrealistic 'political rhetoric' as she sought votes Sunday amid falling poll numbers here.
Christian Movie 'War Room' No. 1 Movie in America in Weekend Box Office
Sony's faith-based drama 'War Room' has the edge on N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' with $9.3 million to lead the modest U.S. box office over the Friday-Sunday weekend.
Professor gets fired for mentioning God in letter to students, lending Christian book
An astronomy professor from Pennsylvania is claiming that he was fired from the community college where he was teaching after he lent a Christian book and mentioned God in a letter to his students.
6 Interesting Facts About the Christian Faith of Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio is often cited in the media as the second preferred choice as the presidential nominee for many Republican voters.
ISIS Issues 11 Commandments for Christians to Obey If They Want to Live in Their Ancestral Homeland
The Islamic State terror group has issued a 'safety contract' that Christians living in the captured Syrian town of Qaryatian must follow, which includes 11 specific commandments, if they want to live.
At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves
Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. 'Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?' pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. 'Will you break away from Islam?'
Boko Haram Slaughters 1,523f7c Christians and Muslims in First 100 Days of New Nigerian President's Reign
Over 1,523f7c people have been killed by terror group Boko Haram in the first 100 days of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's reign, while close to 2.1 million have been internally displaced. Buhari had promised that he would find a way to drive out the Islamic terror group from his country, but so far the terror group's raids have continued in full force.