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IMF downgrades global growth outlook, places responsibility on US-China trade tensions
The IMF has cut its global economic forecast for 2018 and 2019, citing above all rising import tariffs between the US and China. A fall in trade volumes and manufacturing orders could hit Germany particularly hard.
Russia says it provided Syria with 24 advanced S-300 launchers for free
Russia provided the advanced S-300 air defense system to Syria’s military free of charge, transferring three battalions with eight launchers each to the Assad regime, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported Monday.
Chinese stocks fall almost 5% in market bloodbath as investors digest a week of bad news in a single day
Chinese stocks took a hammering Monday as traders returned to work after a weeklong holiday in the world's second-largest economy.
INSS presents peace plan: Two-states, 'separation' from the Palestinians
The Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) will unveil a two-state peace framework on Monday that includes steps it says Israel can take to retain a strategic advantage even if there is no partner on the other side with whom to negotiate.
Inside the Top-Secret Israeli Anti-Terrorism Operation That’s Changing the Game
YAMAM is the world’s most elite -- and busiest -- force of its kind, and its expertise is in high demand in an era when ISIS veterans strike outside their remaining Middle East strongholds and self-radicalized lone wolves emerge to attack Western targets.
Inside the United States
President Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh and his family at ceremonial swearing-in as Supreme Court justice
Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House Monday evening, President Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family 'on behalf of our nation' for what he called a desperate Democrat-led campaign of 'lies and deception' intent on derailing his confirmation.
Florida residents brace for impact as 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael gains strength
Residents are filling sandbags and boarding up their homes as Hurricane Michael gained strength over warm waters and barrels toward Florida's northeast Gulf Coast.
'We're Taking on a Monster': New Film Pulls Back the Curtain on America's Ugly Abortion Industry
The new film 'Unplanned' takes the audience inside the abortion industry courtesy of Abby Johnson who was once a passionate pro-choice advocate.
Trump: 'Democrats are going to end up voting Republican' in midterms
President Trump said Monday that Democrats’ smearing of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, and their calls for his impeachment, will prompt many disgusted Democratic voters to support Republican candidates in the mid-term elections.
Trump's evangelical supporters hail Kavanaugh confirmation
Evangelical backers of President Donald Trump have hailed the Senate's confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice on Saturday.
Public support for marijuana legalization rises to record 62 percent
Sixty-two percent of the public believes marijuana use should be legalized, according to a poll published Monday by the Pew Research Center.
Pakistan delays decision on whether Christian woman will face death penalty for blasphemy against Islam
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday delayed its ruling concerning the final appeal of a Christian woman who’s been facing the death penalty since 2010 for blasphemy against Islam.