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Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities
Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek permission from any country to do so, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in an undisguised snub to demands by U.S. President Donald Trump.
North Korean foreign minister: We may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific
South Korean media reports that North Korea’s top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong-un’s vow to take the “highest-level” action against the United States.
Magnitude-6.1 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan.
Trump signs executive order targeting North Korea's trading partners
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday targeting North Korea’s trading partners, calling it a “powerful” new tool aimed at isolating and de-nuclearizing the regime.
Israeli jets reportedly strike weapons convoy outside Damascus
Israeli warplanes early on Friday morning struck a Hezbollah weapons convoy outside Damascus, Arabic-language media outlets reported.
Starving cells of oxygen can help them kill cancers, Israeli researchers find
Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a method to reinforce the power of cells that kill cancerous tumors by starving them of oxygen, allowing immunotherapy treatments to be used in targeting previously immune solid tumors.
Southern barrier proves 100% effective in preventing infiltration
Not a single infiltration from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel was recorded over the past 12 months, the Population and Immigration Authority said on Sunday.
Inside the United States
Mitch McConnell to bring up Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill on Senate floor next week
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring the latest Obamacare overhaul bill to the floor next week, a McConnell spokesman confirmed.
Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over to Congress the political ads purchased by Russian operatives.
Half-a-Million People Gather in the Streets of Ukraine to Praise the Name of Jesus
The streets of Kiev filled with songs of praise and thanks as 500,000 evangelical, Ukrainian Christians gathered to celebrated the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation.