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Russia's Lavrov says US has no intention to leave Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday the United States had to intention to leave Syria despite Washington saying it had such plans, the RIA state news agency said.
Trump, Macron to focus on trade, military issues including Iran nuclear deal
President Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday for the administration’s first state visit, cementing the close alliance between the two countries with a whirlwind of events that include a Marine One helicopter tour of Washington and a private dinner at Mount Vernon.
The Iran Protests No One Is Covering
For months, the Iranian people have taken to the streets to protest against their government, a cruel and oppressive Islamist theocracy that claims a monopoly on morality. These are not just demonstrations about economic struggles and water shortages—results largely of the regime's corruption and incompetence.
Merkel: Bad Iran deal better than no deal
'I can understand the great concern in Israel about what Iran is doing. We just have different opinions over the question of how best to eradicate the threat,' German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview aired Sunday on Channel 10 News.
Toronto police say 10 dead, 15 injured by van
A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said.
In human cells, scientists find DNA that looks like a twisted knot instead of a double helix
For the first time, scientists have detected a DNA structure inside living human cells that looks more like a four-stranded knot than the elegant double helix we learned about in school.
Russia to move air defenses to Syria 'soon,' warns Israel against attack
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied reports that Moscow will supply Syria with S-300 antiaircraft defense systems 'soon' after a senior Russian official warned Israel that it would 'suffer catastrophic consequences' if it attacks the systems.
Israel targets Syrian artillery after incoming mortar fire
Israel fired at a Syrian artillery position on Monday after a mortar round fell close to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, the army said.
Inside the United States
Army researchers are developing a self-aware squid-like robot you can 3D print in the field
In case you weren’t already terrified of robots that can jump over walls, fly or crawl, Army researchers are developing your next nightmare — a flexible, soft robot inspired by squid and other invertebrates.
US Senate panel backs Pompeo as secretary of state
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the nominee.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas gerrymandering case
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday to decide whether Texas redistricted its congressional and state House maps to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters.
14 states hit record-low unemployment
Fourteen states have set new records for low unemployment rates in the last year, nearly a decade after the recession put millions of Americans out of work.
Police Slow to Respond to Vicious Attack on Pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India
In a village in northern India, pastor Rakesh Kumar Masih passed out from the pain of Hindu extremists beating his genitals, and they left him for dead.
Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies after Being Set on Fire
A Christian woman in Pakistan died on Sunday night (April 22) after a Muslim in the Sialkot area set her on fire for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him, relatives said.