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U.S.-EU Trade Talks Stumble, Threatening New Trade War Front
Even though President Donald Trump held fire earlier this month on auto tariffs that have the potential to further roil Europe’s struggling economy, a litany of domestic dilemmas on both sides of the Atlantic threaten to frustrate efforts at a trade pact before they’ve even begun.
Jerusalem to host ‘unprecedented’ Israel-Russian-US security summit
Jerusalem will host next month an unprecedented trilateral meeting of top security officials from Israel, Russia and the US, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Bolton warns Tehran of ‘very strong response’ to any Gulf attack
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser warned Iran on Wednesday that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a 'very strong response' from the US, taking a hard-line approach with Tehran after his boss only two days earlier said America wasn’t 'looking to hurt Iran at all.'
U.S.: Russia May Be Testing Low-Yield Nukes, In Violation Of Treaty
A top U.S. military official has said that U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia is likely conducting low-yield nuclear testing that may be violation of a major international treaty.
Kushner, Greenblatt arrive in Israel after meetings in Jordan, Morocco
US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt are expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while in Israel, on the last leg of a regional tour to drum up support for next month’s 'economic workshop' in Bahrain.
Knesset votes for new elections on September 17 after Netanyahu fails to form coalition
Israel’s parliament on Wednesday voted to dissolve a mere month after it was sworn in, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the midnight deadline to form a new government, triggering an unprecedented second national election this year.
Inside the United States
Satanic Temple to defy law upheld by Supreme Court mandating burial of fetal remains
The Satanic Temple said it will challenge a recent Supreme Court ruling requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains, alleging that it violates the group’s religious liberty.
US like a 'war zone' after 500 tornadoes in 30 days
America has been hit with 500 tornadoes in the last 30 days, with Tuesday breaking a 40-year record by marking the 12th day in a row with at least eight tornado reports, according to US forecasters.
Illinois House Declares Late-Term Abortion a ‘Right’
Illinois Democrats are attempting to make it the most liberal state in America for abortion, declaring it a right and repealing nearly every limit on the practice.
Case Closed: Special Counsel Mueller Says Russia Investigation Is Over, Nothing More to Say
Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced Wednesday that he has concluded the Russia investigation. He is now closing the special counsel's office and returning to private life.
Louisiana Lawmakers Send New Abortion Ban to Governor's Desk
Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures.
Three US States Face Flooding of ‘Historic Magnitude’
Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding Wednesday, and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of further rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold.
The Will of the People Leans Toward Secularism as Russian Government Seeks to Finance Renewal of Faith
On May 13th protestors, among them MMA fighters from the Russian Copper Company martial arts academy, tore down the fence that had marked off the proposed construction site of the new St. Catherine Cathedral in Yekaterinburg, Russia.