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Rouhani says Israel biggest threat to world peace
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday described Israel as 'the most terrifying threat to the peace and stability of the region and the world.'
Trump defends 'America 'first,' threatens to cut foreign aid budget in U.N. speech
President Trump told the United Nations on Tuesday that the U.S. is guided by patriotism instead of globalism, rejecting the authority of world bodies such as the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and a U.N. migration initiative even as he praised the U.N. itself as a force for peace.
Trump officials make clear troops won’t leave Syria anytime soon
Six months after US President Donald Trump said he wants US troops out of Syria, his top officials are hammering home what has become increasingly obvious: the US isn’t going anywhere.
Vatican, China sign landmark accord on appointing bishops
The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal a sellout to the Communist government.
Turkey's Erdogan says court will decide fate of detained U.S. pastor
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has roiled relations between Ankara and Washington.
Trump eagerly awaiting meeting with Netanyahu, U.S. envoy says
U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt on Monday refuted a report claiming that President Donald Trump was planning to rebuke Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York this week.
Netanyahu: We'll keep hitting Iran in Syria even with S-300s
The IDF will continue to strike at Iranian targets in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, one day after Russia announced plans to bolster that country’s defenses by transferring the advanced S-300 anti-missile system there within two weeks.
Inside the United States
GOP sets up Friday committee vote on Kavanaugh
Republicans announced plans to hold a committee vote Friday morning on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, signaling confidence they’ll be able to speed the process after Thursday’s showdown hearing involving the woman accusing him of sexual assault as a teenager.
Millennials, Generation X Credited With Falling Divorce Rate
he divorce rate in the United States is falling, and demographers are crediting millennials and Generation Xers with the decline.
Trump Administration Cancels FDA’s Aborted-Baby-Parts Contract
On July 25, the Food and Drug Administration signed a contract to acquire 'fresh' tissue from aborted babies so it could transplant that tissue into mice.
Number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013
The number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a trend that medical professionals said shows the need to be vigilant about testing and treating the rare but potentially disease.
Teen Stranded at Sea for 49 Days Turns to the Bible and Prayer to Survive
A 19-year-old boy who was stranded at sea for seven weeks said, he survived by reading his bible and heeding the advice of his parents to pray.