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EU says Brexit deal 'very difficult' if not entirely impossible
The European Union said on Wednesday it was not shutting the door to a Brexit deal but stressed that London needed to change its stance considerably to secure an agreement.
Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Turkish offensive into Syria
The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday, it said in a statement, following a call by Egypt for the body to meet over Turkey's offensive into Syria.
U.S. military announces largest deployment to Europe in 25 years for 2020 exercises
U.S. Army Europe announced the largest deployment to Europe of U.S. personnel in 25 years, with a multinational training exercise named Defender-Europe 20.
Trump says he will wipe out Turkey's economy if it wipes out the Syrian Kurds
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would devastate Turkey’s economy if Ankara’s incursion in Syria wipes out the Kurdish population there.
EU demands Turkey halt Syria operation as NATO chief urges ‘restraint’
EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday demanded Turkey halt its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, telling Ankara a political solution was the only way to end the Syrian conflict.
‘Useless,’ ‘unhelpful’: Blue and White, Likud sources trash Liberman unity plan
Sources from both Blue and White and Likud on Thursday denounced Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman’s plan, unveiled the previous night, to form a unity government with the two leading parties, calling his proposal an unrealistic, feeble attempt to break the ongoing deadlock in talks.
Inside the United States
Ukraine reopened Biden probe before Trump call
The U.S. government was aware that Ukraine planned to investigate the company tied to Hunter Biden months before President Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president, according to investigative reporter John Solomon.
Anti-Trump group launches $1 million in swing-state impeachment ads
The Democratic-aligned digital group ACRONYM is launching a $1 million ad campaign in five swing states focused on impeaching President Donald Trump, answering a barrage of ads from Trump and allies condemning Democrats over the impeachment push.
'Insolent and obstructive': Tom Cotton says intelligence watchdog shared extra details about Ukraine whistleblower with House Democrats
An Intelligence Community watchdog gave preferential treatment to House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump while rebuffing Senate Republican questions, according to Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.
Trump calls on Supreme Court to strike down DACA, says deal possible
President Trump on Wednesday called on the Supreme Court to strike down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ahead of the top court's November hearing on the legality of Trump's termination of the Obama-era program.
Fox News Poll: Record support for Trump impeachment
Just over half of voters want President Trump impeached and removed from office, according to a Fox News Poll released Wednesday.
Trump Rids Major U.S. Container Port of Chinese Communist Control
Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S.
Senators Launch Bipartisan Push to Sanction Turkey Over Syria Offensive
Breaking with President Trump over the issue, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday joined Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in announcing a bipartisan push for sanctions against the leaders and military of Turkey – a NATO ally – until it halts a unilateral military operation in northeastern Syria and withdraws its forces.
Wycliffe Associates Seeking to Expand in 'Impossible Places' with Translation Projects in 450 New Languages
Wycliffe Associates, an international organization involving people in the advancement of Bible translation, is ready to begin translation projects in 450 new languages in some of the world’s most isolated regions, including places where Christianity is a crime and the Bible is banned.
Syrian Christians to US: 'Don't Abandon Us Now'
Not long after the defeat of the Islamic State in the area, Syrian Christians warn that US military withdrawal from the Kurdish-controlled region, announced yesterday by President Donald Trump, will expose them to danger.