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Nikki Haley: Emergency U.N. Security Council meeting called over Russia-Ukraine situation
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council has been called over the escalating situation between Russia and Ukraine.
Theresa May confident on passing Brexit deal to take Britain out of EU by 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed confidence Sunday that she’ll be able to push the newly minted Brexit agreement through her nation’s Parliament, despite heated opposition from U.K. lawmakers vowing to block the deal that took nearly two years to negotiate with the European Union.
Taiwanese Reject Legalizing Same-Sex Unions in Referendum
Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits.
Iran Had Secret Plans to Build Five Nuclear Warheads
A new bombshell report based on a secret trove of seized Iranian nuclear documents shows the Islamic Republic had concrete plans to manufacture and build at least five nuclear weapons and that it was much further along in this scheme than previously known by the international community.
Khamenei: America targets the Middle East in fear of Islamic 'awakening'
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed the US and Israel in a speech to Muslim leaders on Sunday at an international conference in Tehran. He accused the 'world’s arrogant powers' – which he said are led by 'the Great Satan' – of wilting in the face of a rising Islamic awakening in the Middle East. 'The Zionist regime is much weaker than before,' he claimed, pointing to what he said were Israeli defeats at the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 and Palestinians in Gaza in 2009.
European Union approves Brexit deal with United Kingdom
In a bittersweet landmark, European Union leaders gathered Sunday to seal an agreement on Britain's departure next year – the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc.
Researcher: Alzheimer's vaccine could cut dementia in half, human trials may be next
An experimental vaccine that could hold off Alzheimer's disease showed promising results in animal testing, according to researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Russia opens fire on Ukrainian navy ships in Kerch Strait; 2 crew members wounded
Russia’s coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine’s vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a tense standoff in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula, the Ukrainian navy said.
Iran’s Rouhani calls Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’ established by West
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Israel a 'cancerous tumor' established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East.
IDF commando units train for two-front war in 10-day drill
Commando units of the military are currently in a 10-day-long drill to improve their preparedness for a two-front war, the IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit announced Saturday night.
'Gaza problem won't go away until we destroy Hamas' terror network'
The cycle of escalating violence across the Israel-Gaza border will not be resolved until Israel completely destroys Hamas' and Islamic Jihad's terrorist infrastructure in the coastal enclave, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman MK Avi Dichter (Likud) told Israel Hayom over the weekend.
Russia offers to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday said that Russia was willing to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians, and that stability in the region could not be reached until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was resolved.
Dutch Christian boatmaker aims to sail his exact replica of Noah’s Ark to Israel
For two years, the world’s only seaworthy life-size replica of Noah’s Ark has been wowing passengers traveling along Holland’s Maas River.
Inside the United States
Catastrophic Northern California fire is finally contained
A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday.
Hundreds of migrants try rushing toward California port of entry, as Trump threatens to close entire border
Images and videos posted on social media Sunday afternoon showed hundreds of migrants from the leading Central American caravan pushing past Mexican riot police and rushing the border at the port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif., in a major test for both U.S. border authorities and Mexican officials.
Rep. Adam Schiff: House Democrats will investigate Trump’s financial ties to Saudi Arabia as part of a ‘deep dive’ into the kingdom’s dealings
Democrats will investigate President Donald Trump’s financial ties to Saudi Arabia as part of a 'deep dive' on the kingdom when majority control of the House changes hands in January, the lawmaker in line to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said in a Washington Post interview published Friday.
Every Human Originated from Just Two People, Scientists Claim
In one of the most provocative and misunderstood studies of the year, scientists in the U.S. and Switzerland have made an astonishing discovery: All humans alive today are the offspring of a common father and mother – an Adam and Eve – who walked the planet 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, which by evolutionary standards is like yesterday. Moreover, the same is true of nine out of every 10 animal species, meaning that nearly all of Earth’s creatures living today sprang into being recently from some seminal, Big Bang-like event.
Scientists: 'superheated blast from the sky' destroyed Dead Sea cities, pointing to Sodom in Bible
Scientists have found that a 'superheated blast from the skies' destroyed cities near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago, which biblical analysts are saying echoes the destruction of Sodom.