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Russia nixes U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution against North Korea
Russia on Thursday blocked a U.N. Security Council Resolution drafted by the U.S. that called for “significant measures” in response to North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Untreatable gonorrhoea 'superbug' is spreading worldwide, WHO experts warn
At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable 'superbug' strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.
Trump commits to NATO defense, slams Russian aggression
President Trump voiced a clear commitment Thursday to NATO's 'Article 5' principle of common defense, reassuring nervous Europeans who had worried about his support for the alliance.
6.5 Mag Earthquake Kills 2, Injures 100 in Philippines
The quake had a magnitude of 6.5 and a depth of 4 miles in Leyte province, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Filipino seismologists said the tremor was caused by movement along the Philippine Fault, and the strongest shaking was felt in the Leyte town of Kananga.
Pro-Life Leaders Raise Voice in Support of Baby Charlie Gard, Blast European Courts and Hospital
American pro-life leaders are raising their voices in support of baby Charlie Gard, decrying the decision by European courts that a London hospital has the authority to withdraw life support against the wishes of his parents. They view this move as a flagrant violation of parental rights and are pleading with England to reconsider in an appeal to save his life.
Trump's 'remarkable' speech in Poland
Some observations on what Matthew Continetti rightly calls Donald Trump's 'remarkable' speech in Warsaw, Poland.
G20 in Hamburg: Police and protesters clash
Thursday's big demonstration against the summit, titled 'Welcome To Hell,' was the first serious test for the police. Flyers from the organizers instructed people to 'be noisy, angry and combative.' The police knew that this would be the first proper gathering of the 'Black Block' - the extreme anarchist end of the anti-capitalist movement.
Protests turn violent for Trump's maiden G20
Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for U.S. President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones.
Israel's Iron Dome becomes golden ticket
Israel's high-tech industry is brimming with products that have made the jump from military application to civilian markets, both software and hardware, from cybersecurity to drones and from navigation to imaging. And the bigger the military reputation, the more impact the technology is likely to have.
Israel to enter era of closed-hatch combat, see-through tanks
As part of a major, multi-phased upgrade of its armored forces, Israel will soon demonstrate a smart helmet-mounted system -- almost identical to that used for the F-35 fighter and other aircraft worldwide -- that allows commanders to essentially see through the walls of tanks for safe and effective ground-maneuvering combat.
Israel Reportedly Pushing for Establishment of Demilitarized Zone in Southern Syria
Syria was the main agenda item during a telephone conversation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, media reports said.
Will UNESCO inscribe Cave of Patriarchs as Muslim mosque today?
Israel is working to thwart attempts to ascribe Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs to 'Palestine' on Friday, a move the city's Deputy Mayor Yousef al Jabari said would clarify that the site was 'a pure Muslim mosque.'
Mennonite Church USA votes to divest in protest of Israeli policies
The Mennonite Church USA voted Thursday to sell its holdings in companies they say are profiting from business in territories occupied by Israel, the latest American Christian group to do so.
Inside the United States
Federal judge leaves Trump's travel ban in place
A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday left Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six majority-Muslim countries.
GOP lawmakers ask AG to intervene after Bernie Sanders imposes 'religious test' on Trump nominee
Sixty-four Republican lawmakers sent a letter Friday asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reaffirm the constitutional prohibition against religious tests for public office.
How the GOP could go nuclear on Obamacare repeal
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised that senators will get unlimited opportunity for amendments in any health care floor fight next week. Senate Democrats aren't so sure.
Investigation: Trump Admin Hit With at Least One National Security Leak a Day, Threatening U.S. Operations
The Trump administration is battling an unprecedented wave of national security leaks that are appearing in the press at least once a day, significantly more than either the former Obama or Bush administration experienced in the same time frame, according to a new Senate investigation that warns these leaks are endangering U.S. security operations and relations with allied nations.
Hostility to Christian Sexuality Beliefs Up 114 Percent in 3 Years, Report Finds
A new report produced by one of the nation's leading social conservative activist organization claims that there has been 76 percent increase in religious freedom violations and a 114 percent surge in documented hostility toward Christian views on marriage and sexuality in the last three years.
Muslims Offended at Hearing Bible Verses, So Christians Prosecuted
After Muslims had a violent reaction as two street preachers cited quotes from the Bible, the preachers were brought to court by prosecutors in the United Kingdom - and now they've both been cleared of charges.