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Trump team and Canada officials resume talks to revamp NAFTA
Trump administration officials and Canadian negotiators are resuming talks to try to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc with the United States and Mexico.
Typhoon Jebi forces closure of Kansai airport, near Osaka in Japan
A major international airport in western Japan has been closed, with thousands of people evacuated, in the wake of deadly Typhoon Jebi.
Turkey begins constructing site for Russian missile system -- despite US warnings
Turkey is in the process of constructing a site for a Russian missile system despite warnings from the United States to not buy the platform, according to a source with firsthand knowledge of an intelligence report covering the subject.
Powerful Quake Hits Northern Japan, at Least 20 Injured
A powerful earthquake shook Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, causing landslides that crushed homes, knocking out power across the island, and forcing a nuclear power plant to use a backup generator.
U.S. sanctions 'will cripple the economy' of Iran, say economists
The slated US sanctions targeting Iran’s energy and financial sectors in early November will pulverize the Islamic Republic’s struggling economy, according to a new analysis released last week by economists.
Hamas leader admits Marches of Return were staged to avert internal crisis
Gaza’s Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar openly admitted on Tuesday that the weekly 'March of Return' protests staged on the Gaza border in recent months were intended to avert an internal crisis and divert pressure onto the Israelis.
Temple Mount Institute Announces Birth of Red Heifer
Last Tuesday, the Temple Institute’s Red Heifer program was blessed with results; an entirely red female calf was born, paving the way for re-establishing the Temple service and marking the final stage of redemption.
Inside the United States
Hurricane Florence upgraded to Category 4 storm as Gordon moves inland
Florence, the first major storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, was upgraded to a Category 4 storm Wednesday as forecasters warned it could cause 'life-threatening' surf and rip current conditions in Bermuda later this week.
Kavanaugh, Garland voted together 93 percent of the time
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh voted 93 percent of the time with his colleague Judge Merrick Garland, who President Obama unsuccessfully nominated to the Supreme Court in 2016, when they both heard cases together on a federal appeals court in D.C.
Civil war looms for Democrats after left-wing upsets: 'This is just the beginning'
Ayanna Pressley cruised to victory in Massachusetts in a stunning primary victory Tuesday, ousting a 10-term House incumbent while promising voters she would abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, create government-run health care and enact free college tuition.
Judge blocks Texas fetal burial law, attorney general vows to appeal
A federal judge has blocked a Texas law from going into effect that would force clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains after an abortion.
New York Times publishes opinion piece from anonymous senior Trump administration official
The New York Times opinion pages took a rare action Wednesday, granting anonymity to a senior Trump administration official to publish an opinion piece about how administration officials are working to undermine the president.
'I Am a Pro-Law Judge': Kavanaugh Stands His Ground Against Democratic Onslaught
Those expecting a showdown throughout Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearing were not disappointed Tuesday.
US trade deficit surges, hits all-time highs with China and EU
According to data released by the US Commerce Department on Wednesday, the US trade gap increased 9.5 percent to $50.1 billion in July, from a revised $45.7 billion in the prior month.
Pentagon Plans to Deploy Space-Based Missiles
The Pentagon is studying the deployment of space-based missiles and new sensors to counter the growing threat of high-speed missile attacks from China and Russia, senior defense officials said Tuesday.
'In Jesus' Name We Pray:' Chick-fil-A Staff Rally with Viral Prayer for Co-Worker with Cancer
Chick-fil-A employees are constantly making headlines for amazing acts of service, usually for their dedication to the company and their customers.