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U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed to December; London a possible venue
A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.
Erdogan to meet Trump in Washington next week as tensions flare
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to the United States next week to meet US President Donald Trump, the Turkish presidency said Wednesday, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
UK PM Johnson: We will get Brexit done in January
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised to take Britain out of the European Union in January, speaking at a campaign rally he used to frame the country’s Dec. 12 general election as the most important in a generation.
Trump Holds Talks with Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met Wednesday in Washington with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Ethiopia's Blue Nile.
Blue and White and Likud negotiators meet, say ‘big gaps remain’
The latest negotiations between the Blue and White and Likud parties have failed to lead to a breakthrough that would allow for the formation of a coalition government, the two sides announced in a joint statement on Wednesday evening after further talks.
'We Fear Significant Civilian Costs': US Lawmakers Call on UN to Confront Hezbollah's Threats Against Israel
Democrat and Republican lawmakers are joining together to call attention to the deadly threat of Hezbollah on Israel's doorstep in the north.
Israeli Watchdog Group Says Billions in Aid Donated to Palestinians is Missing, Given to Terrorists
The Israeli research group Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports that nearly $2 billion in international aid that has been donated to the Palestinian Authority is missing or misused.
Inside the United States
In first, US doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer treatment
The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it’s too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday.
Trump Celebrates Confirmation of 158 Federal Judges
President Donald Trump celebrated having confirmed more than 150 judges to the federal bench during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.
U.S. diplomats to star in public impeachment hearings next week
Three U.S. diplomats who expressed alarm about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine will serve as star witnesses when Democrats bring their impeachment case against Trump directly to the public with televised congressional hearings next week, lawmakers said on Wednesday.
Federal judge strikes down Trump 'conscience rule' for healthcare
A federal judge has struck down a Trump administration rule that would have allowed for healthcare workers to refuse to provide or refer to sterilizations, abortions, and medically assisted suicide if doing so violated their faith.
Governors’ Races Bring Mixed Results for Trump, GOP
Tuesday's state elections in Kentucky and Mississippi brought mixed results for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, with the GOP enjoying down-ballot success despite splitting the higher-profile gubernatorial races.
Report: Illegal immigrant population inside US surged 550,000 in 2019
The illegal immigrant population that entered the United States from the southwest border region jumped 550,000 this year, a combination of those who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border undetected and those released into the country after being apprehended at key border crossings, according to a new report.