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Iran says US Navy fires warning shots near its vessels
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said Saturday a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired a warning shot in an 'unprofessional' confrontation with Iranian vessels, the official IRNA news agency reported.
U.S. bombers fly over South Korea after North’s 2nd ICBM test
The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The U.S. also said it conducted a successful test of a missile defense system located in Alaska.
Voters eschew ballot as government tries to change national constitution
The majority of Venezuelans on Sunday apparently refused to select members of a legislative body on whose purpose — to rewrite the country’s constitution — they never got to vote.
After space launch, US envoy warns: We can't trust Iran
The United States punished Iran on Friday for launching a satellite-carrying rocket into space by hitting six Iranian entities with sanctions that target the country's ballistic missiles program.
Moscow vows ‘retaliation’ against U.S. over sanctions vote
The Trump White House is adamant that Moscow will change course on its public threats of diplomatic punishment over the president’s decision to approve stronger U.S. sanctions against Russia.
Saudi Arabia says that calls for internationalization of holy sites 'a declaration of war'
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call.
PA Increases Funding for Terrorism to $355M, Rewarding Those Who Kill Jews
The Palestinian Authority just increased part of its budget that pays convicted terrorists and their families. The move comes despite pressure from the United States to end the practice.
Singing ‘hit, hit Zionists,’ thousands rally against Israel in Istanbul
Thousands of supporters of a conservative Turkish party rallied in Istanbul on Sunday to protest security measures taken by Israel in Jerusalem — removed last week — and show solidarity with the Palestinians.
Inside the United States
Republicans call on new Trump chief of staff to fix White House chaos
Republicans on Sunday urged President Donald Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly to rein in the chaos within the White House on Monday but said the retired Marine Corps general will be challenged to assert control.
Republicans reject Trump's call to let Obamacare implode
Republicans in Congress are rejecting President Trump's call to let Obamacare 'implode' after the Senate failed to advance legislation to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law.
Bombshell Dropped on 'Russia, Russia, Russia' Mantra
The establishment media have gone from virtual 24/7 coverage of the narrative that President Trump colluded with Russia to crickets, and they did it overnight.
Muslims Converting to Christianity by the Hundreds in Finland
Hundreds of asylum seekers from the Middle East, including from Iran and Iraq, have converted to Christianity in Finland, according to officials in the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran community.