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Iran slams proposed European naval mission in Persian Gulf
Iran on Sunday condemned the United Kingdom's proposal for a European-led naval mission in the Persian Gulf as 'provocative.'
World powers, Iran to meet in attempt to save nuclear deal
Representatives of five world powers met with Iranian diplomats Sunday in an effort to save the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal the U.S. withdrew from in 2018, according to the Associated Press.
UK on course for no-deal Brexit as Johnson rejects EU agreement
Boris Johnson has set the UK on an apparent course towards a no-deal Brexit by playing down the likelihood of any talks with the EU unless Brussels agrees to scrap the existing withdrawal agreement and Irish backstop, both of which it has ruled out.
Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown
Russian police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin’s tight grip on power.
Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas near China's liaison office
Hong Kong has seen the second day of violent clashes between police and pro-democracy demonstrators who are also angry at alleged police brutality.
U.S. carries out airstrike on Islamic State in Somalia
The United States conducted an airstrike it said killed one member of the Islamic State in Somalia, military officials announced Sunday.
Iran Announces Plans To Restart Activities At Arak Nuclear Reactor
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, says Iran is planning to restart activities at the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor -- a move that is not permitted under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Israel, US say they’ve conducted successful test of Arrow 3 in Alaska
Israel and the United States completed a series of successful tests of their advanced Arrow 3 missile defense system in Alaska, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
UN resolutions name Israel as only country violating women's rights
Two UN Economic and Social Council resolutions passed last week accused and singled out Israel as the only country violating women’s rights, according to UN Watch, a non-governmental organization.
IDF launches drill to bolster preparedness for war in Gaza
A military exercise began Sunday afternoon in the southern city of Ashkelon and in the area adjacent to the restive Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
Inside the United States
U.S. economy slows in second quarter; weak business investment a red flag
U.S. economic growth slowed less than expected in the second quarter as a surge in consumer spending blunted some of the drag from declining exports and a smaller inventory build, which could further allay concerns about the economy’s health.
Supreme Court says Trump can spend military funds on border wall
The Supreme Court handed President Trump a major victory by ruling his administration could move ahead with its plan to use $2.5 billion in Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
4 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival, 15 injured
At least one gunman opened fire Sunday at Northern California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing at least three and injuring 15, before being fatally shot by police stationed nearby who responded in less than a minute after the initial shot was fired, a police official said.
Chinese Pastor, Detained in December, Comes Under New Charges From Regime
Chinese pastor Wang Yi, who was arrested in December on charges of 'inciting subversion of state power,' has now been charged again by the Chinese government with 'illegal business activities.'
Christian student group sues university for 'equal access,' alleges religious discrimination
A prominent Christian student organization has sued its university, claiming the group was targeted because of its religious beliefs.