Around the World
Iran Continues Quest for Nukes in Spite of International Agreements
The Iranian quest for nuclear weapons continues unabated, according to Olli Heinonen, former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that monitors nuclear developments worldwide.
Iran could make nuclear weapon in 6-8 months, says former IAEA deputy
A former deputy head of the UN’s atomic watchdog said Wednesday that Iran is capable of producing a nuclear bomb in six to eight months.
Trump says 'not enough' progress made in high-stakes U.S.-Mexico talks
Mexican and U.S. officials are set to resume talks in Washington on Thursday aimed at averting an imposition of tariffs on Mexican goods, with President Donald Trump saying 'not enough' progress on ways to curb migration was made when the two sides met on Wednesday.
UN: 2 million Somalis could die of famine this year
A United Nations emergency relief coordinator said Tuesday that more than two million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country.
Humans consuming at least 39,000 microplastic particles per year, says study
Humans could be consuming at least 39,000 microplastic particles a year, according to new research.
Israel said trying to block bipartisan Senate two-state resolution
Israeli diplomats in Washington have been working to prevent the Senate from passing a bipartisan resolution that would endorse a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a report published Wednesday.
Archaeologists identify city gate from time of King David
A city gate from the time of King David was discovered after 32 years of excavation in the ancient city of Bethsaida in the Golan Heights’ Jordan Park, opening up a world of new possibilities, opinions and theories about the ancient landscape of the Land of Israel.
A new mosque on the Temple Mount?
Jewish activists are claiming that a new mosque has been inaugurated on the Temple Mount, despite a court order that the status quo be upheld on the holy site.
Inside the United States
Border arrests skyrocket in May, as officials declare 'full-blown emergency'
The number of migrants apprehended at America's southern border skyrocketed last month to levels not seen in over a decade, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting nearly 133,000 arrests in May.
Republican, Democratic Senators Seek to Block Trump Saudi Arms Sales
Republican and Democratic US senators said on Wednesday they would try to pass 22 separate joint resolutions that, if passed, would block President Donald Trump’s plan to complete $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional review.
U.S Army prepares to test hypersonic weapon in 2020
The U.S. Army announced it will test a hypersonic weapon in 2020.
North Carolina House fails to override veto of pro-life bill
Pro-life lawmakers in the North Carolina House of Representatives failed to muster enough votes to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act on Wednesday. The measure would have created civil and criminal penalties for abortionists who fail to offer the same care to babies born alive after botched abortions as they would to other patients. Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed the bill on April 18, calling it 'an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients.'
Judicial Watch: New Emails Show FBI Gave Special Treatment to Clinton's Demands Just Before Election
In its ongoing investigation of the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email case and the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, Judicial Watch revealed this week that new emails -- obtained through their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department -- show that the FBI moved swiftly to meet the demands of Clinton's lawyer to provide him with its investigative documents on Clinton just two months prior to the 2016 election.
Pope Francis approves change to the Lord’s Prayer despite opposition: 'It's deeply problematic'
Despite opposition from traditionalists, Pope Francis has officially approved a change to the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13 that replaces "lead us not into temptation" with "do not let us fall into temptation."
Jewish Protesters Assault Messianic Believers, Christians: 'Some Were Cut in the Face'
Dozens of Jewish protestors recently attacked Messianic believers headed to a Hebrew worship concert in Jerusalem. It’s the latest example of the hostility of certain orthodox Jews against the Messianic community.