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Trump asks Saudi Arabia to allow immediate aid to Yemen
U.S. President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni people, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by relief organizations.
Vladimir Putin announces plan to run for re-election in 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that he will officially run for office again in 2018, debunking questions and theories surrounding his delayed official announcement.
China confirms test of powerful DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile
China’s People’s Liberation Army has confirmed the latest flight test of the newest and most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile known as the DF-41.
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital fulfills campaign promise broken by predecessors
In a dramatic shift from his predecessors, President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered plans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the ancient, divided city.
Secretary-General takes swipe at Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as UN calls for emergency meeting
The reaction at the United Nations to President Donald Trump’s historic announcement on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel was swift — and critical. Minutes after the president’s address, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who rarely engages the press at the world body, came out and read a statement that in part criticized the president’s new policy on Jerusalem.
Netanyahu Thanks Trump for ‘Historic Decision’ to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday thanked President Donald Trump for his 'historic decision' to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it will advance peace in the Middle East.
Inside the United States
LA fires: Why 2017’s record wildfire season keeps getting worse
Even before the dramatic Southern California wildfires began their harrowing path this week, California was already experiencing its deadliest and most destructive fire season ever.
House votes to allow concealed carry across state lines
The House passed legislation Wednesday that would allow concealed carry permit holders from one state to legally carry their guns in other states.
Government says warrantless surveillance can proceed into 2018 past law's expiration: Report
The Trump administration has determined that even if Congress does not approve an extension of the National Security Agency and the FBI’s warrantless surveillance program before the law that authorizes it expires at the end of 2017, the agencies can still continue to utilize the program, according to a new report.
Trey Gowdy 'surprised' Trump Jr. interview spent 7 hours focusing on Trump Tower meeting, 'nothing illegal or improper' gleaned
Rep. Trey Gowdy said he was "surprised" that the House Intelligence Committee interview with Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday spent seven hours focusing on the brief meeting that took place in Trump Tower last summer between Trump campaign members and Russian officials.