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North Korea cancels talks with South, threatens to pull out of U.S. summit
North Korea sent shock waves through the Trump administration’s hope for a history-making summit with Kim Jong-un, angrily canceling a planned meeting with South Korean officials Wednesday to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises and calling into doubt President Trump’s announced meeting with Mr. Kim in Singapore in less than a month.
Iran in Panic Mode, Scrambles to Save Nuclear Deal
The Iranian ruling regime is racing to save the landmark nuclear deal after President Donald Trump bucked European powers and walked away from the agreement with a vow to reimpose a package of harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, according to U.S. officials and regional experts who say the hardline regime is scared about losing the sweetheart deal.
'I gave the US trucks and ammunition to Al Qaeda': The chaotic US effort to arm Syrian rebels
U.S. military equipment and ammunition, sent to Syria as part of a failed Obama administration plan to find and arm moderate forces to defeat ISIS, were instead simply handed over to an Al Qaeda group, according to the man who said he himself brokered the deal.
South Korea: Military exercises with U.S. to continue despite angry reaction from North Korea
South Korea’s Defense Ministry says the military exercises between Washington and Seoul will go on despite an angry reaction from North Korea that broke off a high-level meeting between the Koreas.
Iranian Ayatollah: ‘We Will Turn Tel Aviv And Haifa To Rubble’
A leading Iranian ayatollah vowed in weekly prayer service in Tehran that the Islamic Republic 'will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to rubble,' according to a translation of his remarks.
Following US lead, Guatemala moves embassy to Jerusalem
Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so after the United States.
Turkey expels Israeli consul in spat over Gaza violence
Turkey has ordered the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel 'for some time', a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday (May 16), in a diplomatic spat which follows the killings of 60 Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces.
Two killed as Palestinians protest the 'Nakba' in West Bank, Gaza
Two Palestinians were shot dead as over 4,000 people in the West Bank and Gaza took part in protests Tuesday to mark the establishment of Israel, one day after Israeli forces along the Gaza border killed 60 Palestinians.
Senior Hamas Official: This Is Not ‘Peaceful Resistance,’ It Is Supported by Our Weapons
Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahhar said the riots on the Israel-Gaza border are 'not peaceful resistance' but rather, are supported by its 'military force.'
Inside the United States
Judge overturns California's assisted suicide law
A California judge on Tuesday overturned the state's assisted suicide law on grounds that the state Legislature illegally passed the measure two years ago.
Maryland Becomes the 11th State to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed a bill into law that bans sexual orientation conversion therapy for youth, making it the eleventh state to do so.
Federal judge rejects Manafort's bid to dismiss Mueller indictment
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, to get an indictment against him dismissed by claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment was flawed.
Devin Nunes: Congress has seen no 'credible evidence' justifying the Russia investigation
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress has yet to see any solid rationale for the Justice Department's decision to launch the Russia investigation against President Trump, and said he's hoping to see more when he meets with officials Wednesday.
Senate demands transcript of Russian wiretaps, FBI interview that nabbed Michael Flynn
President Trump’s former attorney says there are 'reports' that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn referred to his own wiretap when he was interviewed by two FBI agents in January 2017.
Beijing house churches investigated, shut down
Two house churches in Beijing reported that authorities in the past week have investigated churches and pressured landlords to cancel the leases on houses of worship.