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North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm
Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war 'an established fact.'
Dangerous Iceland volcano Oraefajokull may be about to erupt for first time since 1728
The Oraefajokull volcano last spewed out ash and lava in 1728, but is showing renewed signs of activity.
Schulz fights for 'United States of Europe' by 2025
Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) urged his fellow members on Thursday (7 December) to enter into coalition talks with chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to form a grand coalition.
Europe, Arabs to unite against Israel at UN Security Council
European countries, Egypt and Russia are slated to rail against US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, when the United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the matter in New York on Friday.
IDF retaliates against Hamas for rocket attacks
The IDF confirmed it struck two terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said. The IDF confirmed the use of a tank and an IAF to strike Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians riot in West Bank, Gaza as tempers flare over Jerusalem
Protests erupted across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Palestinians raged against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech the previous day.
Two EU states break ranks on Jerusalem
Two EU states have broken ranks on the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Inside the United States
Justice Department Launches Planned Parenthood Investigation for Sale of Baby Body Parts
The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices and the sale of fetal tissue.
California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze
Nearly 200,000 residents have now been evacuated due to California wildfires as crews pivot to fight a new blaze.
Congress passes short-term spending bill, avoids shutdown
Congress passed a short-term spending bill Thursday to prevent a government shutdown, as Republicans attempt to reach a budget bill with Democrats by the end of the year.
Newly Revealed Experiment Shows How F-35 Could Help Intercept ICBMs
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., raised more than a few eyebrows (and drew a few rolled eyes) when he suggested in November that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could intercept North Korean missiles headed for the United States. Hunter cited analysis from Los Alamos National Labs and other sources, according to Inside Defense.
Protesters of Trump’s Jerusalem decision march in Chicago
Some 200 people protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took to the streets of Chicago.
Christian in Uganda Who Lost Family to Muslims Beaten Unconscious
A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter.