The US government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.
US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other
Despite the ongoing efforts to denuclearize the world, nine countries possess the ‘most dangerous’ nuclear weapons in terms of the destruction they cause, according to data collected by Anadolu.
US, Russia possess 93% of world's nuclear weapons
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that extends the controversial surveillance program by the National Security Agency (NSA) for another six years.
Trump signs NSA surveillance extension bill into law
A British monitoring group says up to 6,000 Syrian and Iraqi civilians were killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in 2017 alone.
US-led coalition civilian killings tripled in Iraq, Syria in 2017
US President Donald Trump has concluded his first year in office with the lowest approval rating of any first-year president in modern history, according to a new poll.
Trump ends first year with lowest approval of any modern president: Poll
US media have reported that Washington is accelerating efforts to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds by the year 2019.
US plans to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds by 2019
Several dozen Haitians protested outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince, recalling their country's heritage after President Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a "shithole".
Haitians protest Trump 'shithole' comment
The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.
California siblings allowed to eat once a day
(By Seyed Hossein Mousavian*) After months of threatening to undo the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Donald Trump once again opted to extend the deal by waiving economic sanctions on Iran. This was the “last chance,” he declared in a Jan. 12 statement, “to either fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw.”
Commentary: Killing the Iran nuclear deal will be bad for the US
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Europe next week, stopping in London and Paris for talks on Iran and Syria before heading on to Davos, Switzerland.
US secretary of state to visit Europe next week for talks on Iran, Syria - State Department

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