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U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May, officials say

Two Trump administration officials say the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence, Los Angeles Times reports. The officials say Congress is being notified of …

US, Israel gear up for missile defense exercises

More than 2,000 U.S. troops will take up positions in Israel next month for a missile defense exercise designed to test the ability of American and Israeli systems to operate together, Stars and Stripes reported. U.S. European …

Iran reportedly turns down US secret talks

The United States proposed Iran to hold direct talks on neutral soil to settle disagreements, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, referring to a source in Iran’s Supreme National Security Council. “The Americans …

Russians rout U.S. 4-0 in men's hockey

The Russians won the group in pool play, earning a bye into the medal-round quarterfinals. Before a boisterous crowd waving Russian flags, the Russians beat the U.S. 4-0 in the final game of pool play at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Nikolai …

American ExxonMobil becomes shareholder of BTC oil pipe

American oil company ExxonMobil became a shareholder of BTC Co., which manages the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, reads BP's report on the results of activities in Azerbaijan in 2017, AzerNews reports. ExxonMobil acquired 2.5 …

Syrian refugees in Turkey surpasses 3.5 million

Next month marks the seventh anniversary of a civil war in Syria. Since 2011, Turkey has received a constant flow of displaced Syrians fleeing the conflict, who Turkish officials refer as "guests," has reached 3,506,532. Turkey …