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NATO Summit to Begin; Trump Says Allies ‘Must Pay MORE,’ the US ‘Must Pay LESS’
On the eve of NATO’s annual summit, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg reported that all 29 alliance members are increasing their military spending, adding that President Trump’s 'leadership' on the issue 'is clearly having an impact.'
U.S. says to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports
The Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade war with China on Tuesday, saying it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
U.K. Tory Rebels to Weigh Veto of May's Brexit Deal
Euroskeptic Tories have failed to stop U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a soft Brexit and are considering a radical last-ditch move that could bring down her minority government later this year.
'Brexodus' continues as May loses two more party members
US President Donald Trump says he expects the UK to be in 'turmoil' when he visits this week and British politicians are continuing to add to that atmosphere. On Tuesday, two Conservative party vice chairs, Ben Bradley of Mansfield and Maria Caulfield of Lewes, both resigned in protest to British Prime Minister Theresa May's so-called Chequers Brexit compromise.
$152,237,500,000: Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record Through May
The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China set a record through May, hitting $152,237,500,000 for the first five months of 2018, according to data released Friday by the Census Bureau.
UN Security Council: Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal is historic
The U.N. Security Council says the peace declaration signed by Ethiopia and Eritrea after 20 years as enemies 'represents a historic and significant development with far-reaching positive consequences for the Horn of Africa and beyond.'
Netanyahu slated to meet Putin amid friction over Iranian foothold in Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, the latest in a series of frequent summits between the two amid persistent tensions over the presence of Iran-backed fighters in Syria.
Archeologists Discover Biblical Gate Related to 12 Tribes of Israel
Archaeologists in Israel say they’ve uncovered the entrance gate to Zer, a biblical city from the Old Testament they say was later known as Bethsaida in the New Testament.
Israeli Company Plans Lunar Landing Next Year
Israeli company says it will soon attempt to become the first private entity to land a spacecraft on the moon.
Tensions soar as Syrian fight nears Israeli border -- with possible Iranian military presence
It was yet another sign that the Syrian civil war, with a possible Iranian military presence, has arrived on Israel’s doorstep.
Inside the United States
For Senate Republicans, Kavanaugh's confirmation a political imperative
For Senate Republicans, the rejection of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, could foment a political disaster in the midterm elections.
Trump admin cuts funding to program that helps people sign up for healthcare
The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will cut funding to nonprofits known as 'navigators' that help people sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
DNA tests, criminal charges complicate effort to reunite illegal immigrant families
The federal government has caught at least five adults whose claims to be parents of illegal immigrant children were disproven with DNA tests. Eight more had serious criminal records, including murder and kidnapping charges, that made them unfit to take back their own children, the government said Tuesday.
Jeff Flake says Senate will vote on resolution opposing Trump's tariffs
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that the Senate will vote on a motion on Wednesday aimed at challenging President Trump’s authority to impose tariffs on imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which permits a president to implement tariffs on 'national security grounds.'
U.S., Mexico vow to reunite separated migrant families quickly
The United States and Mexico on Tuesday vowed to work with Central American nations to reunite migrant families separated at the U.S. border 'as quickly as possible' as the Trump administration faced fresh criticism over the practice.
60 Churches Bombed or Burned: Kachin Christians Facing Genocide in Burma
Northwood Church founder Pastor Bob Roberts worries if the US Congress doesn't act soon, ethnic Kachin Christians in Burma may face the same plight as the Rohingya. He believes prayer and action can make the difference in saving them.
Episcopal Church Closer to Revising Official Prayer Book to Include 'Inclusive,' 'Expansive Language' for God
The Episcopal Church is one step closer to revising their official Book of Common Prayer to include more 'inclusive and expansive language' for both God and humanity.
Baptist Church Builds 20 Tiny Homes for Recovering Addicts in Opioid-Stricken Community
A Southern Baptist church in one of the poorest communities in the United States plans to build 20 tiny homes to help accommodate the needs of recovering drug addicts in their quest toward sobriety.