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Seoul pushes for successful Trump-Kim talks as North warns
South Korea said Thursday it’s pushing to reset high-level talks with North Korea and will communicate closely with Washington and Pyongyang to increase the chances of a successful summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on resolving the standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons.
E.U. leaders struggle to save Iran economic ties from U.S. sanctions
European Union leaders agreed on Wednesday to try to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive and maintain their reviving economic cooperation with Tehran after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact.
Gulf states put Hezbollah leadership on their terror lists
Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, placed 10 leaders of Lebanon's Hezbollah on their terrorism lists on Wednesday, including Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem, Saudi state news agency SPA said.
Erdogan: Turkey will not allow Israel to steal Jerusalem from Palestinians
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the United Nations had 'collapsed' in the face of events in Gaza where Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinian protesters on Monday as the United States relocated its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
Hamas official: 50 of those killed in Gaza Monday were members
Fifty of the Palestinians killed in a protest in the border region between the Gaza Strip and Israel earlier this week were Hamas members, Hamas Politburo member Salah Bardaweil said on Wednesday.
Israel says Hamas curbed Gaza protests after Egyptian warning
Palestinian protests on the Gaza-Israel border have dropped off over the past two days, amid reports that Egyptian officials intervened to restore calm.
Inside the United States
Senate intel committee: Russian officials conspired to help Trump
Breaking with the House, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday endorsed a U.S. intelligence finding that Russia secretly tried to interfere with the 2016 election to boost Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton, calling the accusations of Russian meddling 'accurate and on point.'
Rudy Giuliani: Mueller told Trump's legal team he can't indict the president
Special counsel Robert Mueller told President Trump's legal team that he cannot indict a sitting president, according to Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys.
U.S. has more than 2,000 probes into potential or suspected terrorists: FBI Director
The FBI is pursuing 1,000 investigations into suspected 'lone wolf' militants and another 1,000 into 'domestic terrorists,' FBI director Christopher Wray told a congressional committee on Wednesday.
'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions
'Ballistic blocks' the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Giuliani says FBI may have placed spy in Trump campaign
President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested on Wednesday that the FBI may have placed a spy in Trump’s presidential campaign.
Trump met federal disclosure requirement by reimbursing Cohen for Stormy Daniels payment: Government
President Trump complied with financial disclosure requirements in reporting a payment of more than $100,000 to attorney Michael Cohen, who paid hush-money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the Office of Government Ethics said Wednesday.
Rwanda Is 95 Percent Christian. So Why Is It Shutting Down Thousands of Churches?
Over the past two months, authorities have closed more than 7,000 churches across Rwanda for failing to comply with health, safety, and noise regulations.