Around the World
North Korean officials and U.S. meet in Singapore ahead of summit
A top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Monday evening to meet with U.S. government officials, an indication that the fragile June 12 summit with President Donald Trump will proceed, Reuters reported.
Iranian FM caught chanting 'death to US, UK, Israel'
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, considered a moderate by many, was caught on tape Thursday joining a crowd in a chant calling for the destruction of Iran's enemies—among them the US, UK and Israel.
Trump, Japanese prime minister agree to meet ahead of possible North Korea summit
President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed in a phone call Monday to meet before Mr. Trump’s hoped-for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as preparations continued for what the White House called the 'expected' denuclearization talks.
Russia said to reach secret deal on pushing Iran away from Syria border
Israel and Russia have reached a secret agreement to distance Iranian forces from the border area in southern Syria, Israeli TV reported Monday, as Jerusalem and Moscow sent differing messages regarding the extent of their tolerance for Iran’s military presence in that country.
Israeli defense system shoots down Gaza mortar fire barrage
Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile shield shot down a barrage of mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after sirens sounded in southern Israel, warning residents to find shelter.
Inside the United States
Iowa Republicans target Roe v. Wade with new abortion law
Iowa Republicans are hoping their new law banning abortion after six weeks lands in the Supreme Court, but experts say it's not clear the fight will get that far, and say it might first require a shift in the court's composition.
Decision time: Supreme Court will soon rule on gay rights, gerrymandering, unions
The Supreme Court is heading into the final month of its term, facing decisions on gerrymandering, unions, gay rights, abortion and President Trump's travel ban.
Alberto Strikes Gulf Coast with Dangerous Surf, Heavy Rains
Subtropical Storm Alberto lumbered ashore Monday on the U.S. Gulf Coast, pelting white sand beaches with blustery winds and stinging rain that kept the usual Memorial Day crowds away.
Indonesian Pastor Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Evangelizing to Muslim Cab Driver
An Indonesian court sentenced a Protestant pastor to four years in prison and slapped him with a hefty fine on Monday simply because he shared his faith with a taxi driver.