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Putin threatens arms race if US walks away from nuclear weapons treaty
Vladimir Putin has said Moscow will develop new mid-range nuclear weapons in response to Donald Trump's planned withdrawal from a key arms control treaty with Russia.
US Navy sends aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf in display of force after Iran’s ballistic missile test
Following Iran’s brazen nuclear-capable ballistic missile test over the weekend, the U.S. is deploying an aircraft carrier to the region.
France to deploy 89,000 security personnel ahead of Saturday protests
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 89,000 members of the security forces would be deployed nationwide on Saturday, including 8,000 in Paris, where armored vehicles will also be out on the streets.
Russia must scrap or alter missiles US says violate arms treaty
Russia must scrap its 9M729 nuclear-capable cruise missiles and launchers or modify the weapons' range to return to compliance with a key Cold War-era arms control treaty and avert a U.S. pullout from the pact, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
Pig hearts transplanted into baboons - could humans be next?
Pig hearts have been transplanted into baboons - a development that could pave the way for humans to receive porcine organs in future.
Huawei arrest threatens global markets, Trump-China trade truce
At a time of maximum tension in the U.S.-China relationship, news of the arrest last weekend of a top Chinese tech official in Canada managed to set off multiple shock waves Thursday, shining a harsh light on U.S. and allied concerns about Chinese state-backed corporate giants, massively complicating a trade war 'truce' just negotiated by President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, and — for a few hours — threatening to buckle global stock markets and wipe out a big chunk of the recent Wall Street gains Mr. Trump is fond of trumpeting.
U.S. warns Russia with 'extraordinary flight' over Ukraine
Blasting Russia’s 'dangerous escalation' in the region, U.S. planes on Thursday conducted an 'extraordinary flight' over Ukraine in what Pentagon officials cast as a blunt warning to Moscow.
US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza
A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.
Inside the United States
51,856 apprehended on Mexican border in November, most of Trump's presidency
More than 51,000 people were caught illegally entering the United States from Mexico in November, according to Department of Homeland Security data released Thursday evening, the highest number recorded since President Trump took office almost two years ago.
The U.S. Just Became a Net Oil Exporter for the First Time in 75 Years
America turned into a net oil exporter last week, breaking 75 years of continued dependence on foreign oil and marking a pivotal -- even if likely brief -- moment toward what U.S. President Donald Trump has branded as 'energy independence.'
Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October
Record imports in October drove the U.S. trade deficit to the highest level in a decade.
Christian Groups Fight Back Against Austin, Texas City Code That Could Force Churches to Hire LGBTQ Employees
Churches in Austin, Texas may soon be forced to hire homosexual and transgender employees, including pastors, if a city ordinance is implemented.