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Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May's opponents vow to thwart it
Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country’s prosperity for generations to come.
Mattis shows support for 'Arab NATO' concept, despite regional challenges
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday voiced his implicit support for a so-called 'Arab NATO' that would include the small, oil-rich nation of Qatar, despite Doha’s ongoing diplomatic conflicts with Saudi Arabia and its Middle East allies.
Merkel calls for creation of ‘European army,’ backing Macron in spat with Trump
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday backed French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in his call for a European army -- a move that President Trump has called 'insulting' as he urged the countries to fulfill their NATO commitments instead.
IDF strikes 160 targets in Gaza Strip after almost 500 rockets fired
The IDF attacked 160 targets in the Gaza Strip after more than 460 rockets were launched into the South in less than 24 hours, including a new type of rocket fired by Islamic Jihad into Ashkelon.
Israel and Hamas reach a cease-fire deal, while ministers dispute decision
Egypt's and UN's mediation efforts led to a cease-fire between Israel with Hamas Tuesady, a decision disputed by several Cabinet ministers.
More than 300 rockets fired from Gaza, IAF strikes 70 targets
Palestinian militants in Gaza fired over 300 rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel within a span of five hours Monday evening in the most intense hostilities in the region since 2014.
Inside the United States
Trump's 'big victory' diminished as Democrats pick up more wins
The midterm elections didn’t deliver the shellacking Democrats suffered in 2010, but President Trump’s 'big victory' is looking less impressive as the days wear on, with more House and Senate races slipping from the GOP’s grasp.
'Reinsurance' Obamacare fix wins bipartisan support in Senate
Sen. Joe Manchin III, a West Virginia Democrat who just won re-election in one of the country’s reddest states, has an idea to fix Obamacare -- call in President Trump.
Death toll climbs to 48 in California's most lethal wildfire disaster
The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in a wildfire disaster already ranked as California's most lethal and destructive in state history.
FBI says hate crimes against Jews in the US rose by 37% last year
Hate crimes against Jews in America rose by more than a third last year and accounted for 58 percent of all religion-based hate crimes, according to data released Tuesday by the FBI, even though Jews make up only some 2 percent of the population.
Federal judge orders review of all provisional ballots in Georgia, delays deadline for certification
A federal judge has ordered Georgia election officials to review all provisional ballots cast in the midterm elections and prohibited the state from certifying the election before Friday.
FBI: Surge in hate crimes in 2017 the largest since 9/11
Hate crimes in the United States in 2017 saw the largest increase -- to more than 7,000 -- since a period immediately after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, new FBI data said Tuesday.