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Trump asks for more answers on Khashoggi death, but backs Saudi arms deals
US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was not satisfied with Saudi Arabia’s response to a dissident journalist’s death, but warned against scrapping a multibillion-dollar deal with the conservative kingdom.
Trump confirms U.S. to abandon nuclear arms treaty with Russia
President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States will pull out of a decades-long nuclear deal signed between Washington and Moscow during the Cold War.
Hurricane Willa a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico
Newly formed Hurricane Willa rapidly gained force and grew into an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico on Sunday, with a potential to make landfall on a western stretch of coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days.
Report: Russia transfers upgraded S-300 missile batteries to Syria
Moscow has transferred three advanced S-300PM anti-aircraft batteries to the Syrian regime, Russian news outlet Izvestia reported on Friday.
EU withdrawal deal is 95% settled, Theresa May to tell Commons
Theresa May will tell the Commons on Monday that 95% of the Brexit withdrawal agreement and its protocols are settled as she seeks to demonstrate to anxious MPs in her own party that she is making headway in the increasingly fraught divorce talks.
US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria
Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday.
Israel worried US peace plan will include Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
Israel is worried the American peace plan would include a declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of two states -- Israel and Palestine -- in an effort to convince Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiating table.
Iran Boosting Shipments of Advanced Weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon
American and western intelligence sources believe Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, deliveries that now include Global Positioning System (GPS) components to make previously unguided rockets into precision guided-missiles, increasing the threat to Israel.
Inside the United States
Trump says team working on tax cut for middle-income earners
U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration was studying a tax cut for middle-income earners that could be rolled out some time around the beginning of November, just before pivotal congressional elections.
Migrant caravan pushes into Mexico
The combined efforts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and the U.S. were not enough to deter thousands of migrants who broke through barricades or swam into Mexico over the weekend, defying their home government’s calls for them to return and America’s warnings that their journey is futile.
GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win
Republicans are turning positive economic news into attacks on Democratic candidates, warning of dire consequences if the minority party wins control of Congress in the midterm elections.