Around the World
North, South Korea slated to hold military talks for first time in 10 years: Report
North and South Korea are slated to engage in high-level military talks on Thursday for the first time in more than 10 years, a new report states.
Pompeo clears the air: No sanctions relief for North Korea until 'complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Thursday morning in Singapore to elaborate on the post Trump-Kim summit strategy for denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
Hezbollah to be outlawed in Britain
UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid plans later this year to outlaw Hezbollah in Britain, according to a report in the London-based Jewish Chronicle.
Putin and Rouhani meet in China, discuss joint efforts in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met in China on Saturday during a weekend summit of the Chinese- and Russian-led security bloc.
Saudis, allies launch long-awaited, high-risk assault on key Yemeni port
The Saudi-led coalition battling Iranian-backed Houthi separatists in Yemen launched a long-awaited, high-risk campaign to break the back of the insurgency, with American military assistance, in a mass offensive against a key rebel stronghold in the country.
U.N. votes down U.S. bid to condemn Hamas violence against Israel
In a public relations blow to Israel’s right to self-defense the United Nations General Assembly voted not to condemn Hamas violence and in favor of international protection for the Palestinian people along the Gaza border, in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
UN General Assembly condemns Israel for ‘excessive’ force at Gaza border
With a huge majority, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel for using 'excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate' force during the recent clashes at the Gaza border and calling for an “international protection mechanism” for Palestinian civilians.
Kushner, Greenblatt to visit region for peace plan talks
Senior Trump administration officials will visit the Middle East next week to consult regional governments on their plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Inside the United States
House passes 25 bills to fight opioid addiction and overdoses
The House has passed 25 bills to combat rising drug-related deaths from opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin.
Congress moves to ban child sex robots favored by pedophiles
The U.S. House approved a ban Wednesday on the importation and trafficking of anatomically correct child sex dolls and robots that 'normalize sex between adults and minors.'
Robert Mueller seeks 150 blank subpoenas for Manafort trial
Special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday asked for 150 blank subpoenas in the Eastern District of Virginia where he has filed charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Even Democrats Oppose U.S. Abortion Laws, Gallup Poll Shows
Most American adults oppose legalized abortion in the second and trimesters according to a new Gallup survey that shows people who call themselves pro-choice actually disagree with current U.S. abortion laws.
Algerian pastor ‘amazed’ as three churches reopened
Three churches recently closed down by authorities in Algeria’s northern province of Oran were permitted to re-open on Sunday, 10 June.
New DOJ Initiative Protects Churches Against Zoning Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday its new 'Place to Worship Initiative,' which aims to protect 'the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities—as provided by the land use provisions of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).'