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Defense, State chiefs call for 30-day cease-fire and peace talks for Yemen war
Secretary of State Jim Mattis has called for a 30-day cease-fire in Yemen's civil war and the start of peace talks, within a month's time.
Secret list of 142 items key to US-China trade talks
When President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit down on Friday in Argentina to talk trade issues, it’ll be a three-page document with 142 items on it that they’ll mainly be discussing.
U.S.-China deal at G-20 prompts fears
China specialists in and out of government are increasingly worried that President Trump will make major concessions to China during the Group of 20 economic summit in Argentina this week.
'Government's days are numbered,' coalition official says
The days of the ruling 61-MK coalition appear to be numbered, a senior government official said Tuesday.
'Noah's Ark' on its way to Israel
A Dutch carpenter who built his own replica of Noah's Ark has announced plans to sail the 2,500-ton vessel to Israel (though, minus the animals).
Trump: US troops remain in Mideast because of Israel
US President Donald Trump told The Washington Post on Tuesday that Israel is the reason behind US Military's prolonged stay in the Middle East.
Inside the United States
Democrats nominate Pelosi as House speaker
Democrats overwhelmingly nominated Rep. Nancy Pelosi to be House speaker Wednesday despite staunch opposition earlier this month.
Don't expect big interest rate hikes, Fed chief Powell says
Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell said Wednesday he regards current interest rates at nearly a neutral level.
First weed shops to open in Massachusetts report more than $2.2 million in sales in a week
The first two commercial pot shops to open in Massachusetts earlier this month reportedly sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products in their first week of operation.
In Meeting with President, Pastors in Nigeria Say Military Complicit in Attacks on Christians
Christian leaders meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria this month delivered a sharp rebuke, saying the military is complicit in attacks on Christians.