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Putin, Xi together for the third time this year as Russia launches largest war games since Cold War
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met in far-eastern Russia on Tuesday, the same day the Kremlin began its biggest military exercise since the Cold War.
Egypt freezes assets of 1,100 charities linked to Muslim Brotherhood
An Egyptian judicial committee on Tuesday announced an asset freeze of more than 1,000 charities tied to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, as well as those of hospitals and individuals.
US suspects Russia behind ‘attacks’ on diplomats in Cuba and China
Intelligence agencies investigating mysterious suspected sonic attacks on US diplomats in Cuba and China believe that Russia is the main suspect, officials told NBC news on Tuesday.
Trump's 'ultimate deal' for Middle East peace meets resistance, throwing rollout into question
Two months ago, the long-awaited release of the Trump administration’s ambitious plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, what the president has called the 'ultimate deal,' seemed imminent.
Al-Qaeda leader: Moving embassy to Jerusalem is proof the US is enemy of Islam
Marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of al-Qaeda on Tuesday called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world.
Head of Iranian Nuclear Program: Consequences to Israel will be severe
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear program, warned Israel on Monday, 'If nuclear scientists are killed in Iran, consequences will be severe.'
Inside the United States
Gingrich, Republicans float new Contract with America ahead of midterms
Republicans have poll-tested a Contract with America-style agenda to carry into the fall elections as they ponder whether they need to give voters a bolder plan for what they will do if they keep control of Congress.
US braces for worst as ‘monster’ Hurricane Florence bears down
Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and potentially ruinous rains.
Democrats to delay Kavanaugh vote until next week
Democrats are poised to block a Thursday committee vote to advance the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
House bill to delay or repeal parts of Obamacare would cost nearly $52B: CBO
A House bill to delay or repeal certain parts Obamacare would cost the federal government $51.6 billion over a decade, according to a new government analysis released Tuesday.
Leaked Google employee's email reveals effort to boost Latino vote, surprise that some voted for Trump
A Google executive’s leaked email reveals efforts to increase Latino turnout prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the executive’s 'surprise' at Donald Trump’s performance among Latino voters.
Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order
President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections, based on intelligence agency findings, two sources familiar with the matter said.
30 ships ordered to flee US Navy's biggest base in Virginia as Hurricane Florence closes in
The US Navy has ordered 30 ships, likely including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, to take to the seas as Hurricane Florence approaches from the Atlantic with 115 mph winds.
Chinese officials burn bibles, close churches, force Christian to denounce faith amid 'escalating' crackdown
The Chinese government is destroying crosses, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies.