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Iran’s nuclear chief says weapons-grade uranium only 4 days away
Iran’s nuclear program chief said Sunday that his country can begin producing weapons-grade nuclear material in just four days if the nuclear deal with foreign powers falls through, and stressed that international inspectors will not be given access to closed Iranian military sites.
Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain, poll shows depths of division
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of a unified Spain filled Barcelona’s streets on Sunday in one of the biggest shows of force yet by the so-called silent majority that has watched as regional political leaders push for Catalan independence.
Satan 2: Russia test fires ballistic missile that could wipe out entire countries
Russia has conducted a test launch of its Satan 2 nuclear missile, the country's defence ministry said.
Somalia: At least 29 dead as hotel siege ends after 'hellish' gun battle
The government has sacked two security officials over their failure to prevent repeated attacks in Somalia's capital.
Israel’s UN envoy blasts discovery of Gaza tunnel under UNRWA school
Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon on Sunday blasted the discovery of a tunnel underneath a Gaza school run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, accusing the Hamas terror organization of using UNRWA facilities as 'terror bases' and Gazan children as 'human shields.'
US 'discouraging' Greater Jerusalem bill, senior official says
The Trump administration is 'discouraging' any further action on a controversial Israeli bill regarding the status of greater Jerusalem, fearing it would harm its peace effort toward a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian settlement, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.
F-35s set to see operational action in IDF service next month
The Israeli Airforce is pulling no stops as it makes sure that the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will be fully integrated and operational by December of this year. The work is conducted with a keen eye on how to deliver intelligence detected by the jet to the relevant units in the IAF and beyond.
Kushner paid secret visit to Saudi Arabia for peace push — report
US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, paid a secret visit to Saudi Arabia last week in his latest effort to restart Mideast peace talks.
Inside the United States
Trump tax overhaul under intensifying fire as Congress readies bill
President Donald Trump’s plan for overhauling the U.S. tax system faced growing opposition from interest groups on Sunday, as Republicans prepare to unveil sweeping legislation that could eliminate some of the most popular tax breaks to help pay for lower taxes.
Obama’s Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Secretly Paid Fusion GPS In 2016
Former president Barack Obama’s official campaign organization has directed nearly a million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier. Since April of 2016, Obama For America (OFA) has paid over $972,000 to Perkins Coie, records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show.
Senator Says Repealing Obamacare Mandate Would Save $300 Billion Over Decade
Republican senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas said repealing the Obamacare individual mandate would save $300 billion over the next 10 years.
'White Lives Matter' rallies: Opponents outnumber white nationalists at Tennessee shout fests
Opponents outnumbered white nationalists Saturday in peaceful 'White Lives Matter' rallies in Tennessee that were punctuated by taunts and chants from both sides.
Chinese Dissident: China Has ‘Conspicuously Intensified Its Control and Suppression of Religious Faith’
A report by Chinese human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gao Zhisheng has been smuggled out of China, and it reveals the magnitude and intensity of religious persecution that continues in the communist country.
Facebook Blocked Two Christian Ministry Pages This Month
Facebook shut down two Christian ministry pages this month, without warning or explanation, renewing fears about the social media giant’s ability to control access to an important corner of today’s public square.
Strong Link Found between Worship Attendance and Religious Giving
The more frequently a household attends worship services, the more likely its members donate to religious institutions, and give generously, new research shows.