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US takes aim at China, Iran, Russia over treaty violations
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took aim at China, Iran, Russia and others on Tuesday for violating numerous treaties and multistate agreements, and he questioned whether many pillars of international trade and diplomacy are still relevant.
U.N. Security Council to meet on Iranian ballistic missile test
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday is set to hold closed door consultations on Iran’s test over the weekend of a medium-range ballistic missile, according to media report.
Mike Pompeo says Trump rallying world to create 'new liberal order that prevents war'
Western powers must 'build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Tuesday in an address on the sidelines of the assembly of NATO’s top ambassadors.
France suspends fuel tax, utility hikes amid large-scale rioting
After days of unrest that included widespread rioting in Paris, the French government relented Tuesday and agreed to suspend utility hikes and a controversial fuel tax, the country's prime minister announced.
EU court adviser says UK can exit Brexit as May begins parliament quest
A senior European Union legal adviser said on Tuesday Britain had the right to withdraw its Brexit notice, opening a new front in a battle over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the bloc, which could be rejected in parliament next week.
Sanhedrin Dedicating 3rd Temple Altar on Last Day of Hanukkah
The re-established Jewish Sanhedrin is pushing the envelope on the rebuilding of the Temple next Monday, the last evening of Hanukkah, by consecrating a stone altar and reading of a declaration to all nations intended as an invitation to participate in receiving its blessings – leading to an effort to replace the United Nations with a new, God-centered organization.
IDF uncovers Hezbollah tunnel, residents tell Post 'we heard digging'
The IDF on Tuesday uncovered the first cross-border Hezbollah tunnel from a home in the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila some 40 meters into Israeli territory outside the town of Metulla, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced in a statement Tuesday.
Bolton: U.S. strongly supports Israel's efforts against Hezbollah
The United States 'strongly supports Israel's efforts to defend its soverignty,' US National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
Netanyahu delivers warning to Lebanon in meeting with Pompeo
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to have taken a warning to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels on Monday for him to deliver to Lebanon: Stop Hezbollah’s efforts to get precision guided missiles, or Israel will do so.
Inside the United States
In about-face, Trump targets ‘uncontrollable’ arms race, decries ‘crazy’ defense budget
President Trump in the last two years has never missed an opportunity to tout his $700 and $716 billion budgets to rebuild the 'depleted' U.S. military. He also has vowed to rebuild America's nuclear arsenal by adding new low-yield weapons. He further has announced his intention to abandon a landmark Cold-War era arms control treaty with the Russians. Now, in a single tweet, the president has signaled he’s rethinking the whole idea of winning an arms race by outspending and outlasting America’s adversaries.
'In God We Trust' Returning to Public Schools, Buildings in More States
Florida is one of a handful of states that passed laws in 2018 requiring or permitting schools and other public buildings to prominently post the words 'In God We Trust.'
Census confirms: 63 percent of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households
A majority of 'non-citizens,' including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.
Language approved for Oregon ballot measure to legalize psychedelic mushrooms
Oregon’s attorney general has approved language for a ballot measure to make psychedelic mushrooms legal.
Christians of Jharkhand And India's Other Tribal States Face Persecution On Two Fronts As Government Changes Land And Religious Freedom Laws
Government restrictions on religious conversion in India's Jharkhand State are the most recent attempt by the historically Hindu nation to retain political sway over its tribal peoples.