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Party Directive Reveals Increased Chinese Theft of U.S. Technology
China's Communist Party recently authorized an aggressive program of stealing U.S. science and technology information by recruiting Americans in the tech sector with access to trade secrets, according to an internal Party directive.
Putin and Erdogan to launch Turkey's 1st nuclear reactor
The leaders of Russia and Turkey are scheduled to launch the start of the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant as ties between the countries deepen.
Washington blasts China over retaliatory tariffs on $3 billion worth of US goods
The United States has lashed out at Beijing after Chinese tariffs on $3 billion (€2.4 billion) worth of US goods entered force on Monday.
White House confirms Trump offered to host Putin in Washington
The White House confirmed Monday that President Trump has proposed a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the White House.
Saudi crown prince recognizes Israel’s right to exist, talks up future ties
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in an interview published Monday, recognized Israel’s right to exist and extolled the prospect of future diplomatic relations between his kingdom and the Jewish state.
Israel’s Netanyahu Zigzags, Puts African Migrant Deal With UNHCR on Hold
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was putting on hold an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants to Western countries.
Inside the United States
U.S. taxpayers give Planned Parenthood cash to fund all abortions
American taxpayers gave Planned Parenthood $1.3 billion over a three-year period, enough money for every abortion the company provided, including half-a-billion dollars that went to divisions later referred for investigation of their unborn-baby body-parts trade.
Stocks' Second-Quarter Start Is the Worst Since the Great Depression
U.S. stocks had their worst April start since 1929, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The S&P 500 index slumped 2.2 percent, a rout exceeded only by its 2.5 percent decline 89 years ago, a prelude to the devastating crash later that year that brought on the Great Depression. (Back then, the index only comprised 90 stocks.)
Judge's death gives Trump the opportunity to overhaul the liberal 9th Circuit
The death this week of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt gives President Trump the opportunity to boost the number of Republican-appointed judges on the famously liberal-leaning court, with seven seats now open.
Crew remotely lands jet on carrier using ATARI joystick
In a crowning achievement for veteran gamers and tech nerds everywhere, Navy crew members remotely landed a 40,000-pound jet on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier using an ATARI joystick — no, not that kind, but close.
44 Dems, Including Wasserman Schultz, Exempted Pakistani IT Aides From Background Checks
Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made 'unauthorized access' to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.
Trump administration sues California over federal land sales
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against California over a state law giving it the power to override the sale of federal lands, the department announced Monday.
NYC sees heaviest April snowfall in 36 years
New York City woke up Monday morning to its largest April snowfall since 1982, accumulating more than half a foot in some areas, meteorologists said.
Christian family shot dead in southwestern Pakistan
Four members of a Christian family were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, police said, in the latest attack on the minority community.
Prison Fellowship Lauds Trump for Helping Americans With Criminal Records Reach Their God-Given Potential
Christian ministry Prison Fellowship has praised President Donald Trump for designating April 2018 "Second Chance Month." A little more than a week ago, the group's CEO had expressed concerns over Trump's plan to impose the death penalty on drug traffickers when it is appropriate to do so under current law.
Turkey’s Churches, Famous for Historic Schism, Finally Agree on Doctrine
A joint commission of Turkey’s major Christian denominations has published a historic book of concise Christian doctrine, receiving the unprecedented endorsement of all the nation’s Orthodox, Catholic, Armenian, Syriac, and Protestant churches.