Second Russian Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Generators After Malfunction

For the second time in less than a week, a Russian nuclear power plant was taken partially offline on Thursday after a malfunction. The new incident involved the Kalinin nuclear plant, located a little over 200 miles northwest of Moscow, which shut down three of its four generators after a transformer short-circuited.

View of a Russian nuclear plant in Saint-Petersburg on September 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Hope is Back’: Trump Helps Save Christians, Yazidis in Iraq from Extinction

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is helping bring Christians and Yazidis in Iraq back from the brink of extinction fomented by a genocidal campaign at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), religious minority representatives declared this week at the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom convened by the Department of State.

Iraqi Syriac Christian priest Charbel Aesso leads an easter service at Saint John's Church (Mar Yohanna) in the nearly deserted predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh on April 16, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq. Qaraqosh was retaken by Iraqi forces in 2016 during the offensive to capture the nearby city of …

China Slams Australian TV for ‘Cold-Blooded’ Coverage of Xinjiang Camps

China’s state-run media sputtered with outrage over Monday’s installment of the Australian television program Four Corners, which looked at the massive re-education camps China has established in Xinjiang province to hold a sizable portion of its Muslim population. China slammed the report as “deplorable” and “cold-blooded,” by which it meant the Australian team overlooked all the wonderful things Beijing is doing for the Uighur people.

Sadam Abdusalam holds up a photo of his Uighur wife Nadila Wumaier and their baby son Lutifeier at a restaurent in Sydney's western suburbs on July 17, 2019. - Australia's government on July 17 called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, …

South Korea Deports Japanese Military Attaches, Boycotts Japanese Goods

South Korea’s feud with Japan continued escalating on Wednesday with reports that two Japanese military attaches have been deported for allegedly stealing confidential information about North Korea. Meanwhile, South Korean retail outlets are beginning to boycott Japanese goods and shoppers are turning away from Japanese imports.

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Ayelet Shaked: Israeli Right Must Unify for Sept. Elections

Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a group of New York Republican leaders visiting the Jewish state this week that Israel’s right-wing, which unsuccessfully ran under separate banners during the recent April elections, must unify as a single political constellation ahead of Sept. 17 national elections.

Israeli Justice minister Ayelet Shaked delivers a speech during the swearing-in ceremony for the incoming Israeli president of the Supreme Court, Esther Hayut, at the Israeli Presidential residence in Jerusalem on October 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)