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Trump says US has many options in pondering military strike on Syria
President Donald Trump is threatening an imminent military strike against Syria, vowing to respond 'forcefully' to Saturday’s apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians and warning that Russia or any other nation found to share responsibility will 'pay a price.'
Iran Threatens to Restart Nuke Enrichment Program in Matter of Days
Iranian leaders are threatening to restart the country's contested nuclear enrichment program in just a matter of days as the Trump administration and European allies scramble to address a range of flaws in the landmark nuclear accord ahead of a May deadline that could see the United States walk away from the accord, according to regional reports and administration insiders.
China to reduce auto tariffs after Trump criticism
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that his country will reduce tariffs on automobiles imported into the country.
Hurricane Maria caused $90B of damage in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria caused an estimated $90 billion in damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
Abbas sets conditions for hearing out Trump’s anticipated peace plan
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership will only engage with the Trump administration’s anticipated peace plan if it backs a two-state solution and recognizes east Jerusalem as the capital of 'the State of Palestine.'
Reports: Israel warned U.S. of Syria strike, Kremlin says left in the dark
Israel gave the United States advance warning of its early Monday morning strike on a military base in Syria, according to initial reports, while the Kremlin charged that it failed to inform Russia.
PA lifts ‘disguise’ on ‘martyr’ payments, defying Taylor Force Act
After three years of disguising its payments to families of martyrs and imprisoned terrorists, the Palestinian Authority has lifted its veil on those payments in a 'blatant act of defiance' against the United States, a new report says.
Inside the United States
DHS to build 20-mile wall along border in New Mexico
Homeland Security began building a border wall in New Mexico on Monday, moving to replace vehicle barriers and outdated mesh fencing with a modern wall that will deter pedestrians attempting to cross in the remove desert west of El Paso.
Mueller Investigating Trump Over $150K Donation From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million
The special counsel’s office is investigating a $150,000 donation a Ukrainian businessman made to President Donald Trump’s charity in 2015, according to a new report.
FBI raids offices of Trump attorney Michael Cohen
The FBI on Monday raided the office of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, provoking a bitter rebuke from the president that the special counsel’s Russia probe had entered a 'whole new level of unfairness.'
Trillion-dollar deficits come roaring back under Trump
Republicans’ tax cuts and the new spending bill Congress approved last month will send the economy surging this year to 3.3 percent growth -- but will also send the deficit soaring back to the record levels of the early Obama years, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday.