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Kremlin accuses U.S. of drone attack on Russian air base in Syria
Russia’s deputy defense minister Aleksandr Fomin accused a US airplane of manually controlling 13 drones that attempted to attack Russia’s Khmeimim air base in Syria. The surprising allegations were made at a plenary session of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum on Thursday. A Russian diplomatic source elaborated on the comments, alleging that some Syrian militants in Idlib are being used by the US to create instability in northern Syria.
18 volcanoes now pose ‘very high threat,’ U.S. government warns
Government scientists are classifying 18 U.S. volcanoes as a 'very high threat' because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people.
Russia seeks UN support for missile treaty US opposes
Russia is trying to get the U.N. General Assembly to adopt a resolution supporting a landmark missile treaty following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. is withdrawing from the pact.
Trump envoy to visit Israel next week for talks on peace plan, Gaza
The Trump administration’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will travel to Israel next week to meet with officials, as the White House prepares to release its peace plan and attempts to calm the situation at the Gaza border.
Inside the United States
Pentagon to send active-duty troops to U.S.-Mexico border
The administration will send about 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border ahead of the illegal immigrant caravan, a defense official confirmed Thursday, following through on President Trump’s pledge.
Trump Says New Proposal Will Save Americans Billions on Drug Prices
Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications.
Former FBI agents on mail bombs: Don't rule out 'false flag' or nonpolitical motive
Former FBI agents have warned against jumping to conclusions about why mail bombs were sent to President Trump's political enemies.
Caravan slows, sheds migrants more than 1,000 miles from U.S. border
Little by little, sickness, fear and police harassment are whittling down the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border, with many of the 4,000 to 5,000 migrants who resumed their journey Thursday complaining of exhaustion.
Sudan Releases 13 Christians Arrested in Darfur after Torture, Threats
After torturing them and threatening to charge them with serious crimes, authorities in Sudan have released 13 Christians arrested in the Darfur Region, sources said.
'A New Jesus Movement' : 90,000 Young People Gather to Hear the Gospel, Encounter Jesus
Thousands of people flooded the Texas Motor Speedway to encounter Jesus this week at an event called 'Together 2018.'