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France, Britain and Germany say risks Iran nuclear deal could collapse
France, Britain and Germany said on Sunday they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region and a risk of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal falling apart, calling for dialog between all the parties to resume.
Anti-Christian Wave in Europe Seems Coupled with Antisemitic Wave
Anti-Christian vandalism is spiking in Europe, where investigators found a surprising culprit to the rising number of church attacks and desecrations of religious symbols in France and other historic bastions of Christianity.
Britain to send second warship to Gulf amid rising tension with Iran
Britain is sending a second warship to the Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran, as it said it was discussing with the US the possibility of building up its military presence in the area.
7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, causes panic
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Moluccas islands on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, creating panic and causing damage to houses in eastern Indonesia.
Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions
Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence.
China's GDP growth slumps to 27-year low amid trade war with US
The Chinese economy has suffered a loss of momentum in the second quarter, with the GDP falling to 6.2 % from a 6.4 % expansion in the first three months of the year, figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday.
Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah threat: Will deal ‘crushing blow’ if Hezbollah attacks
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned the Hezbollah terror group that Israel would deal a 'crushing' blow to Lebanon if it attacks, two days after the organization’s leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel could be “wiped out” during a potential war between the United States and Iran.
Netanyahu's Claim that Iran Performed 'Clean-Up' Job At Covert Nuclear Site Confirmed by IAEA
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) test at a claimed Iranian nuclear site yielded signs of radioactivity, thus proving the site was used for storage of illicit nuclear materials, according to Israeli sources.
Nasrallah warns Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in war between US and Iran
The head of the Hezbollah terror group warned Friday that Israel would be drawn into any war between the US and Iran and could be 'wiped out' in such a conflict.
Two more F-35 fighter jets land in Israel, bringing IAF’s declared total to 16
Two F-35 fighter jets landed in Israel Sunday, the army said, bringing the number of fifth-generation stealth aircraft that the military says it has in its arsenal up to 16.
Senior Hamas official calls on members of Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews
A senior Hamas official has urged members of the Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews around the world.
Inside the United States
U.S. House passes $733-billion defense policy bill after Trump threatens veto
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $733-billion defense policy bill on Friday, defying President Donald Trump’s veto threat by including provisions like a clampdown on funding for his planned wall on the border with Mexico.
US House votes to limit Trump’s ability to strike Iran
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit US President Donald Trump’s authority to make war against Iran.
Religious 'nones' increasing nationwide
Those with no particular religious affiliation, often called 'nones,' continue to grow in number in the United States, new data show.
New York City Power Outage Leaves 73,000, and Times Square, Without Electricity
On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that hit most of New York City, a massive power outage brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and stalled traffic on Manhattan streets. Underground, the power outage affecting 73,000 customers for hours also left the subway system in disarray.
Number of Christians in Britain in 'dramatic decline'
The number of people in Britain identifying as Christian is in 'dramatic decline', according to the latest figures from the British Social Attitudes Survey.
Syrian Christians Targeted Again by Islamic State
A suicide attack claimed by Islamic State (IS) near a church in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli shows that Christians remain a major target of the terror group, local officials and experts say.