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EU ready to open talks with U.S. to fix trade row
The European Union is ready to engage with the United States to solve a trade row triggered by Washington's decision to impose metal impose tariffs, E.U. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Thursday.
N. Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Ends Two-Day Trip to China
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will return to Pyongyang Wednesday after a two-day visit to China, the chief economic and diplomatic ally of his impoverished regime.
World Health Organization Says Being Transgender No Longer Classified as Mental Illness
Being transgender is no longer classified as a mental illness by the World Health Organization – a key sign of progress for an often-marginalized community.
Hungary approves "STOP Soros" law, defying EU, rights groups
Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.
Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles
On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
White House Adviser Kushner, Saudi Crown Prince Meet on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Effort
US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, met on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, as Kushner readies the administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
Coalition said drafting new bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt
A new bill being promoted by the coalition proposes allowing same-sex couples to adopt children in Israel, Hadashot TV news reported Wednesday, after an outcry last year when the Welfare Ministry announced -- and then reversed -- its opposition to the idea.
Inside the United States
Three of the five FBI employees dinged for anti-Trump bias in IG report ended up on Mueller probe
Three of the five FBI employees dinged for anti-Trump bias in the inspector general’s report ended up on the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, raising still more questions about the team Robert Mueller assembled.
In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation
Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the US border illegally.
White House to propose merging Labor, Education departments: WSJ
The White House plans to propose on Thursday to merge the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Antifa Shares Names and Photos of 1,600 ICE Employees
A Twitter account linked to the Nebraska branch of Antifa has tweeted out a list of ICE employees compiled from LinkedIn.
Trump's tariffs receive bipartisan criticism at Senate hearing
Senators of both parties blasted Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs Wednesday, saying the levies are harming the U.S. economy while doing nothing to stop China’s unfair trade practices.
Southern Poverty Law Center Could Be Hit with 60 Lawsuit Landslide
As many as 60 Christian or conservative organizations attacked as 'hate groups' by the Southern Poverty Law Center are considering legal action against the Left-wing group.