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IAEA accuses Iran of evading attempts to probe uranium production
The top inspector for the UN’s nuclear agency has reportedly accused Iran of evading attempts to gather information on Tehran’s uranium production at a warehouse that was flagged by Israel and where particles were found earlier this year.
China, U.S. agree tariff rollback if phase one trade deal is completed
China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others’ goods in a 'phase one' trade deal if it is completed, officials from both sides said on Thursday, sparking division among some advisers to President Donald Trump.
Mike Pence defends federal aid funneling to Christian groups
Vice President Mike Pence is not backing down from criticism that his office improperly funneled federal aid to several Christian groups, particularly those in the religiously diverse Nineveh Plains of Iraq, saying it’s part of the Trump administration’s 'vision' for helping victims of Islamic State genocide.
Death of Hong Kong student likely to add fuel to unrest
Hong Kong students held a candlelight vigil for a university undergraduate who died on Friday after falling in a car park during pro-democracy protests, a death that could trigger more unrest.
Mike Pompeo: Iran positioning itself for rapid nuclear break-out
Iran has positioned itself to rapidly break out into a nuclear power by resuming uranium enrichment at Fordow, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.
Blue and White, Yisrael Beiteinu Parties Reach Preliminary Deal in Israeli Coalition Talks
The centrist Blue and White and secular-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu parties have reached preliminary agreements on several issues in ongoing coalition talks, amid Israel’s ongoing political stalemate.
Israel's Shin Bet security agency foiled more than 450 terror attacks in the past year, chief says
The head of Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency said Thursday that his organization has foiled more than 450 terror attacks in the past year, according to The Times of Israel.
Netanyahu: Europe ‘must stop stalling,’ confront Iran over its nuclear program
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Thursday that Iran 'continues to lie' about its nuclear program and called on Europe to 'stop stalling' and confront the Islamic Republic, as the UN atomic agency reportedly discussed a site in Tehran alleged by Israel to be a secret atomic warehouse.
Inside the United States
Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV
'Pose' and 'Batwoman' are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD.
Jeff Sessions Seeks to Reclaim His Alabama Senate Seat
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he’s been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s.