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North Korea, US in talks for 3rd Trump-Kim summit, Seoul says
North Korean and U.S. officials are holding 'behind-the-scenes talks' to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North's expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea's president said, four months after a second meeting between the leaders in Hanoi collapsed without any agreement.
Iran Announces Plans to Scrap Nuclear Deal
Iran is planning on further scaling back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear accord July 7th, citing the failure of European signatories to find a way around Trump’s crippling sanctions.
NATO Gears Up to Respond to Russia’s Avoidance of ‘The Responsible Path’
NATO will announce new measures against Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty Wednesday, barring Russian compliance with longstanding U.S. demands for it to destroy a nuclear-capable missile system it says violates the treaty.
Pompeo Hopes for Afghan Peace Deal Before September
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday during a visit to Afghanistan that the Trump administration is aiming for a peace deal in the war-ravaged country by September.
In trilateral Jerusalem summit, Russia sides with Iran, against Israel and US
Russia’s top national security adviser spoke out on behalf of Iran during trilateral meetings with his Israeli and American counterparts in Jerusalem on Tuesday, backing Tehran’s claims against the United States and supporting its ongoing military presence in Syria, which Israel sees as a threat to its security.
Inside the United States
Pro-choice advocates push do-it-yourself abortion kits to states
A coalition of pro-choice advocates is expanding abortion services via shipments of do-it-yourself medications and telemedicine in several states including Georgia, which recently banned the practice after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
U.S. House passes border aid bill, Trump vows veto
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.
Vermont Medicaid Clears the Way for Transgender Kids to Get Gender Reassignment
Vermont will enact new rules in its health insurance marketplace that allow minors covered by Medicaid to receive free gender reassignment surgeries with fewer restrictions.
London Churches Attacked with Arson, Satanic Symbolism
Three East London churches were attacked last week, in a string of arsons that left pentagrams, “666” symbols, and the word “hell” scrawled in the doors.