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Britain says no date set for end of Brexit talks after Raab hints at November deal
Britain on Wednesday said there was no set date for Brexit talks to finish, backtracking from a letter by Brexit secretary Dominic Raab that suggested a deal on the terms of its departure from the European Union could be finalised by Nov. 21.
TV report: Israel silent as Iran hit by computer virus more violent than Stuxnet
Iranian infrastructure and strategic networks have come under attack in the last few days by a computer virus similar to Stuxnet but 'more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated,' and Israeli officials are refusing to discuss what role, if any, they may have had in the operation, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.
Iranian marching drill depicts collapse of Star of David-adorned White House
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps recently held a military foot drill depicting the White House with a Star of David protruding from its roof, with soldiers shouting slogans against the United States and Israel.
9/11 terrorist gets hero's welcome back home after serving just 15 years for attacks
A terrorist jailed over the September 11 attacks has been mobbed by supporters back home in Morocco after being freed early.
Mattis calls for end to Saudi-led war in Yemen
Defense Secretary James Mattis made a forceful call for all parties involved in the brutal war in Yemen to come to the negotiation table within the next month, to bring to an end to a conflict pushed by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition that has devolved into a military stalemate that has produced one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
Despite mounting pressure, Netanyahu says Israel seeking to prevent war in Gaza
Israel’s top priority in dealing with the ongoing violence on Gaza is to prevent the infiltration of terrorists into Israel and to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.
Inside the United States
Trump: Administration could send up to 15,000 troops to southern border
President Trump said Wednesday his administration could deploy up to 15,000 service members to help stop a caravan of migrants from entering the United States.
Fetal homicide ruling mandates 'Roe exception' challenge, Alabama justice says
As the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the state’s fetal homicide law in a ruling this month, one of the justices said the decision should force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
Trump to employ 'unconstitutional' Obama method to end birthright citizenship
President Trump plans to use an executive order to circumvent a gridlocked Congress and end birthright citizenship, turning to the same “unconstitutional” method for which he repeatedly criticized President Barack Obama during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump Nominates Openly Gay Lawyer to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
President Donald J. Trump recently nominated the openly gay lawyer Patrick J. Bumatay to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Curcuit, historically a liberal legal redoubt. The Ninth Circuit covers federal appeals for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and a few other districts.
Total immigration to U.S. ties all-time record
The U.S. tied its all-time record for new immigration -- both legal and illegal -- in 2016, with 1.75 million arrivals, according to a new study Wednesday.
House Republicans, White House commit to 10 percent middle-class tax cut next year
The White House and Republican members of the House committee responsible for tax policy promised Wednesday to work on a 10 percent middle-class tax cut in the next Congress.
Missionary from Indiana shot dead amid fighting in Cameroon
A missionary from Mishawaka, Indiana, died in northwestern Cameroon after he was shot in the head Tuesday amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers, investigators said.
Rights group says 9 Christians detained, abused in Sudan
A human rights group is calling on the Sudanese government to investigate reports of torture and abuse of nine Christians, including a priest, it says were detained by state security forces and charged with apostasy.