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Brexit set for delay after May wounded by rejection of 'no-deal'
The British parliament on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at least the end of June.
Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war
The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump’s foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.
European Parliament votes to suspend Turkey's EU membership bid
The European Parliament has voted to formally suspend EU accession talks with Turkey, citing severe political and democratic backsliding under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Israel Accuses PA of Trying to Spark Violent 'Religious War' on Temple Mount
Jerusalem Authorities re-opened the Temple Mount Wednesday following a violent clash on the holy site the day before.
Evangelicals voice concerns with Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan at White House
Evangelical leaders gathered last week at the White House to offer their concerns as the Trump administration will soon unveil its Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal that reportedly could give the Palestinians a capital in parts of East Jerusalem.
U.S. drops reference to 'Israeli-occupied' Golan Heights in annual rights report
The U.S. State Department changed its usual description of the Golan Heights from 'Israeli-occupied' to 'Israeli-controlled' in an annual global human rights report released on Wednesday.
Inside the United States
Boeing 737 Max grounded after investigators find similarities between crashes
Boeing on Wednesday said it was grounding the 737 MAX aircraft after US President Donald Trump joined Canada and other countries in banning the aircraft amid mounting global fears for the jets’ airworthiness.
'Epic' storm brings blizzard, rain, tornado threat to mid-US
A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, high winds, rain or floods to more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond.
FBI: 2nd Highest Number of Gun Transactions Processed Through NICS System in 2018
The calendar year of 2018 had the second highest number of gun transactions on record, and the number of gun background checks this past Black Friday was among the highest volume days on record with more than 182,000 transactions, an FBI official told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday.
Arkansas and Utah Have Passed Legislation Banning 18-Week Abortions
Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy, moving the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country.
Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Beaten Unconscious
The Somali pastor of an underground church in Kenya near the Somali border suffered a broken thigh bone and other injuries after Muslim extremists beat him with wooden clubs on Friday night (March 8), sources said.
Only 25 Percent of Christians Live in ‘Spiritually Vibrant’ Homes, Barna Study Finds
Twenty-five percent of professing, practicing Christians live in households that regularly pray and practice Bible reading together and conduct outreach together to others, while 28 percent live in households that do none of the items on that list, according to new research by Barna.