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'The Buck Stops Here': Boris Johnson Elected UK Prime Minister, Promises Brexit With or Without Deal
Boris Johnson became the new Prime Minister of the U.K. on Tuesday, beating Jeremy hunt in a bid to replace Theresa May for conservative party leadership.
Iran test-fires medium-range ballistic missile, US official says
Iran successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile Wednesday which flew more than 600 miles from the southern part of the country to an area outside the capital, Tehran, in the north, a U.S. official told Fox News.
Britain Begins Escorting All UK Vessels Through Strait of Hormuz
Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so.
Europe boils in record-setting heat wave
Residents across Europe suffered from a second day of record-setting heat on Thursday, as the second heat wave of the summer continues to bake the region.
Palestinian President Declares End to All Agreements, Security Coordination With Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared on Thursday a cessation to all agreements with Israel, including the security coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.
Goliath’s birthplace more giant than believed, new excavations show
Archaeologists have discovered remains more ancient and impressive than those previously discovered at the Philistine city of Gath, where the giant Philistine warrior Goliath was born and once lived.
Israel's left-wing unites under new party ahead of September elections
Israel's left-wing Meretz party and former premier Ehud Barak's Israel Democratic Party join forces ahead of September 17 elections to form a new political faction called 'The Democratic Camp.'
Inside the United States
South Carolina Judge Rules That Schools Must Disclaim Students Who Pray at Graduation
A decision by a South Carolina judge has delimited the role of prayer in school graduation ceremonies.
Trump administration won't rule out using 2001 war powers act to strike Iran
Trump administration officials say they are not seeking war with Iran but haven't ruled out using an old war powers act to hit the regime in the future.
House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill With Trump Support
Observing a rare cease-fire in their battles with President Donald Trump, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday easily passed bipartisan debt and budget legislation to permit the Treasury to issue bonds to pay the government's bills and lock in place recent budget gains for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
Justice Department refuses to charge William Barr and Wilbur Ross over House contempt vote
The Department of Justice has declined to prosecute Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday after the House voted last week to hold them in criminal contempt.
Republicans abandon Trump-backed budget deal
The House passed a massive budget and debt ceiling deal Thursday, but a majority of Republican lawmakers voted against it.
'In God We Trust' Going up at South Dakota Public Schools
When students return to public schools across South Dakota this fall, they should expect to see a new message on display: 'In God We Trust.'
Senate report on 2016 election interference faults FBI, finds 'extensive activity' against 'US election infrastructure'
The Senate Intelligence Committee released the first volume of its long-awaited bipartisan report into Russian election interference efforts on Thursday, providing new details on how Russian government hackers 'directed extensive activity against U.S. election infrastructure' -- and potentially identified vulnerabilities that they can exploit in upcoming elections.
Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigns after weeks of protests
Gov. Ricardo Rossello, the embattled leader of Puerto Rico, has resigned after weeks of protest and multiple declarations he would remain in office through January 2021.
Farmers Press for an End to the Trade War as the Trump Administration Rolls Out a $16 Billion Bailout
The U.S. just unveiled $16 billion more in federal aid for agriculture. Farmers were of course happy for the funds, but mainly, they want an end to Donald Trump’s trade wars.
7 Iranian Christians Suffer Detention Without Legal Representation, 5 Others Accused of 'Propaganda Against the Regime'
Seven of the Christians arrested by Iranian intelligence services on July 1st in the city of Bushehr are being held in solitary confinement with no access to lawyers, Middle East Concern reports.
'Will the US Army stand by idly while we are killed?': Syriac Christians Ask for US Protection Against New Turkish Offensive
Christians in northern Syria are calling on the US government to intervene as signs mount that a new wave of Turkish incursions into the country is imminent.