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Senate votes to stop US support for Yemen war, condemns Saudi crown prince

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate voted Thursday to withdraw U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in a 56-41 vote, a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump for his steadfast defense of the kingdom despite bipartisan outrage over the alleged Saudi role in the murder of Washington Post journalist…... Read More

Theresa May continues Brexit talks in Brussels after surviving bid to topple her

(BRUSSELS) -- Theresa May, Britain’s embattled prime minister, is pressing on with fraught Brexit negotiations after surviving an attempt to oust her from power Wednesday night.May is currently in Brussels for an EU summit, an engagement it was unclear whether she would keep Wednesday as news emerged that she was…... Read More

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, pleads guilty in federal court

(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist, has signed onto a plea agreement with the U.S. government, officially pivoting away from her months-long campaign to prove her innocence after standing accused of developing a covert influence operation in the United States.As part of her plea deal, the…... Read More

Two investigations underway into controversial London police ramming tactic

(LONDON) -- A controversial tactic in which police in London use specially-trained drivers to ram criminals on scooters has triggered two separate investigations after the criminals had suffered “serious” injuries.The Metropolitan Police released footage last month of the policy, known as “contact tactics,” in action. The aggressive tactic is used…... Read More

Report: For third straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country

(NEW YORK) -- Even as Turkish leaders call for an international inquiry into Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, the Committee to Project Journalists found the Turkish government to be the world's biggest jailer of journalists for the third consecutive year, according to a newly released report.According to the global…... Read More

China confirms two missing Canadians have been detained

(HONG KONG) -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday that a second Canadian citizen has been detained in China in addition to the former Canadian diplomat who was reported missing earlier this week.Both men are being detained by China's Ministry for State Security for allegedly "endangering national security."At a press…... Read More

Miss Universe announces all its judges this year will be women

(NEW YORK) -- The Miss Universe Organization announced Wednesday that for the first time in its history, it's upcoming competition will have an all-women panel of judges to determine the winner of the iconic pageant.The women on the panel will comprise of entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry experts, according to…... Read More

Theresa May survives crucial no-confidence vote amid Brexit uncertainty

(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survived a crucial no-confidence vote this evening, avoiding the prospect of a bitter leadership contest within her own party.Early forecasts expected her to survive the motion comfortably, and in the end, her fellow conservative members of Parliament voted in favor of her leadership…... Read More

'Amazed' at lack of concern over 'grave' threats from China: FBI official

(WASHINGTON) -- In the past six months alone, U.S. news outlets and other publications have unleashed several hundred articles spotlighting the robust cyber-espionage threat the U.S. says is emanating from China. Congress has also held open hearings on the matter, and Trump administration officials have traveled the country to publicly…... Read More

Pompeo casts doubt on Saudi prince's role in Khashoggi murder as CIA Director briefs House, Senate prepares to vote

(NEW YORK) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again cast doubt on the reported CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the U.S. was still "developing" a "set of facts" and media reports about the…... Read More

Alone at UN, Pompeo blasts Iran nuclear deal, but searches for common ground on missile threat

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. was alone at the United Nations Security Council in blasting the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, as the U.N., European Union, and several European allies praised the agreement for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and expressed disappointment in the U.S. decision to withdraw, one…... Read More