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Boris Johnson to become next British Prime Minister, after winning Conservative Party leadership ballot
Britain’s next Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson after he won a ballot vote of Conservative Party members against Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, it was announced Tuesday.
Israel: Iran smuggling dual-use items for Hezbollah arms by sea into Beirut port
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday accused Iran of exploiting civilian companies and maritime channels to smuggle weapons manufacturing equipment to its Lebanese proxy group, Hezbollah.
IMF warns of trade tensions in global outlook downgrade
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday downgraded its global growth outlook, citing trade tensions between the two largest economies.
Britain's Johnson to appoint his Brexit team
Boris Johnson will take office on Wednesday as British prime minister and will unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
France, Italy, Denmark back European-led naval mission for Hormuz
France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Denmark support a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday after Britain proposed the idea following Iran's seizure of a tanker.
Syria says Israel attacked posts held by its military, allied militias
An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria’s state news agency said.
Trump to decide soon on when to release Mideast peace plan says envoy
U.S. President Donald Trump hopes to decide soon on when to release a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians that 'will not be ambiguous,' his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.
US spars with key allies at UN over Mideast peace approach
The U.S. derided the viability of reaching “international consensus” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday, further distancing itself from the two-state solution preferred by most of the world and drawing rebukes from its European allies.
Greenblatt: Palestinians have aspiration, not right, to East Jerusalem capital
The forthcoming US peace plan will not be based on 'fictions of international consensus' or on international law, the Trump administration’s Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said Tuesday.
Inside the United States
House passes bill that calls to sanction Palestinian terror groups
The House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a bill that calls to sanction Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups.
Federal Judge Approves Legal Settlement Granting NC Transgenders Restroom Access
A federal judge on Tuesday approved a legal settlement granting transgender people the right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in North Carolina public buildings controlled by the state's executive branch.
GOP senators Cassidy and Cruz push to designate Antifa a domestic terrorist organization
Sen. Bill Cassidy said Tuesday that he and Sen. Ted Cruz have introduced a resolution that would designate Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization for attacking Americans 'who don’t agree with them.'
US House overwhelmingly passes anti-BDS resolution
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday that rejects the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, after some Democrats expressed concern last week that the measure could cause infighting within the party leading up to the 2020 election.
Justice Dept. ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech
The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.
FBI director pegs China as the most 'severe' counterintelligence threat
FBI Director Christopher Wray said that China is the greatest counterintelligence threat facing the U.S. but warned that Russia is a close runner-up as Moscow remains focused on disrupting the upcoming presidential election.
Trump sues to block New York from revealing his tax returns
President Trump asked a federal court Tuesday to take steps to block New York from sharing his tax returns with congressional Democrats, saying a new state law designed to make the information available to Capitol Hill is unconstitutional.
More Raids by Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, Following Christian Delegation to Washington Last Month that Pleas with Trump to Halt 'Genocide'
More than 200 homes were destroyed and 13 Christians killed in Muslim Herdsmen attacks in Nigeria Monday, where the Nigerian government continues to be silent and inactive in addressing the raids.