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Turkey Coup Crackdown Now Reaches Over 100,000 and Counting
The scale of Turkey’s crackdown on alleged government opponents following last year’s attempted coup was confirmed by a top official, as the nation prepares to mark the anniversary of the failed putsch amid deepening concern over the rule of law, Bloomberg reported.
US announces plans to renegotiate free trade deal with South Korea
The United States notified South Korea on Wednesday that it plans to renegotiate its free-trade agreement with Seoul and called for a meeting to be held next month.
Another 38 probable mass graves found in Congo, UN says
Another 38 probable mass graves have been found in central Congo, where violence between troops and militia members has killed thousands of people since August, the United Nations announced Wednesday.
Netanyahu meets with Trump envoy amid reported US peace push
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with US President Donald Trump’s peace envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, following reports earlier in the day that the US would soon announce a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Top UN official warns Gaza electricity crisis will haunt Israel
A United Nations official stationed in Jerusalem warned Israel that the current energy crisis afflicting the Hamas-run Gaza Strip is having a devastating effect on the local population, and will eventually negatively impact Israelis too.
Inside the United States
Trump: ‘I Am Sitting With a Pen in Hand’ Waiting to Sign Obamacare Repeal, ‘Will Be Very Angry’ If I Don’t
President Donald Trump said "I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand" waiting to repeal Obamacare in an interview Wednesday with CBN's Pat Robertson.
House panel unveils foreign aid cuts, backs US-Mexico wall
House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled legislation slashing $10 billion from foreign aid, a sharp reduction but not as deep a cut as President Donald Trump wants.
Senate prepares for new version of healthcare bill
Senate Republicans on Thursday morning are expected to release an adjusted healthcare bill that would repeal and replace portions of Obamacare, even as factions of the party remain deeply divided over its rumored contents.
Oregon Passes Bill To Force Taxpayers To Pay For Abortions, Including Of Noncitizens
The Oregon legislature recently passed a bill that would force insurers to provide free abortions, with no religious exemptions. It would also increase the amount of national taxpayer funds that sponsor abortions for all Medicaid recipients, including noncitizens.
White House goes on offense, slams DNC, Clintons for 'collusion'
The White House went on offense Wednesday amid the firestorm over Donald Trump Jr.’s campaign-season meeting with a Russian lawyer, trying to turn the tables by alleging the Democratic National Committee and the Clintons are the ones caught up in “collusion."
Kenya Beheadings: Radical Islamists Target Christians
Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said.
Christian Outnumber Muslim Refugees Under Trump Administration
Christians made up the majority of refugees admitted to the U.S. in the first five full months of the Trump administration, reversing a trend that saw Muslims entering the country at higher numbers under President Obama, a new Pew Research report shows.
Judge rules courts can stop Trump deportations, halts ouster of Iraqi Christians
A federal judge halted the deportation of hundreds of illegal immigrants from Iraq, dealing at least a tentative blow to the Trump administration in a case that could signal even greater judicial intrusion into immigration policy.