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Russia to start S-400 missile defense shipments to Turkey in July
A Russian official said Wednesday that Moscow will start delivering its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July.
Iran threatens ‘consequences’ if US takes ‘crazy measure’ of blocking oil sales
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday warned the United States of 'consequences' if it prevents Tehran from selling oil, after Washington ended sanction exemptions over the Islamic Republic’s energy exports.
Kim, Putin begin first summit over denuclearization, economic cooperation
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began his first summit with President Vladimir Putin in Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday, with a peaceful resolution of Pyongyang's nuclear quandary expected to top the agenda.
Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa
Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.
Greenblatt: Trump plan doesn't include Jordan-Palestinian union
An architect of a still-secret U.S. plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict took to Twitter again on Wednesday to disclose another element that it would not contain - a confederation with neighboring Jordan.
Lebanon ‘ready’ to demarcate maritime border with Israel under UN supervision
The speaker of Lebanon’s parliament said Tuesday that Beirut is prepared to demarcate its maritime border with Israel, a move that could resolve an ongoing oil and gas dispute between the two neighboring countries, which are still technically at war.
Inside the United States
President Trump Says He Will Send Armed Soldiers To U.S.-Mexico Border
President Trump is irate over reports of National Guard troops being stopped at gunpoint by Mexican military at the southern border.
California AG's Planned Parenthood ties under fire in undercover pro-life investigators case
There’s no doubt that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is a staunch pro-choice Democrat, but the question is whether he’s too close to Planned Parenthood to prosecute undercover pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.
12,000 Boy Scouts members were victims of sexual abuse from thousands of leaders, expert says
More than 12,000 Boy Scout members have been victims of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers, according to an analysis of long-held records in the organization known as the 'perversion files.'
18 Dead in Cameroon as Boko Haram Travels Across the Border from Nigeria
Two separate attacks in Cameroon’s Far North region, both by Boko Haram, have claimed the lives of 18 people.
321 Killed in Sri Lankan IS Attacks
Christians in Sri Lanka are reeling from a series of coordinated attacks Sunday that killed 323 people and injured 500 others.
Man storms German church yelling 'Allahu Akbar,' injures 9 people
Parishioners said a man screamed Arabic phrases, including 'Allahu Akbar,' as he charged into the St. Paul’s Parish Church on Saturday. The assailant, identified by police as a 36-year-old Somali man, caused injuries to at least nine people.