Around the World
Iranians protest over plunging economy as Rouhani warns of 'economic war' with US
Protesters in Iran entered their third day of demonstrations over the country's faltering economy as President Hassan Rouhani claimed it faces "economic war" with the US.
Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves
Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many people, the idea of carrying a microchip in their body feels more dystopian than practical.
US, Canada reach deal on disputed $244M water project
Canada will have a say in the operation of a major Missouri River water project in the northern U.S. under a deal negotiated by officials in the two countries to end a 16-year-legal battle.
Trump's Iran strategy targets oil, presses allies to end oil imports by Nov. 4
Following through on President Trump’s promise to squeeze Iran as he took the U.S. out of the 2015 nuclear deal, the Trump administration on Tuesday announced details on new sanctions that will pressure countries from Europe to Asia to slash imports of Iranian oil to zero by Nov. 4, giving allies no wiggle room to deal with Tehran.
At least 13 rockets launched from Gaza after army strikes Hamas cell’s car
Rocket sirens blared throughout the predawn hours of Wednesday morning in the Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip as Palestinians launched over a dozen rockets at southern Israel after the military struck a Hamas vehicle in the center of the coastal enclave.
US Army inks $193 million deal to buy Israeli tank defense system
The US Army on Tuesday awarded a contract worth nearly $200 million for Israel’s TROPHY defense system to shield its Abrams tanks, according to the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems contractor.
Prince William heads to West Bank for meetings with Abbas, Palestinians
Britain’s visiting Prince William heads to Ramallah on Wednesday to visit the Palestinian Authority, after touring Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and meeting Israeli leaders on Monday and Tuesday.
Inside the United States
US judge orders separated migrant families reunited within 30 days
A judge in California on Tuesday ordered US border authorities to reunite separated migrant families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.
Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban as 'squarely within' presidential power
The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency Tuesday, upholding his travel ban restricting travel to the U.S. for foreign nationals from seven countries.
Trump readies full-court press on border wall funding
President Trump will launch a full-court press for tougher immigration laws and generous wall funding this summer as Capitol Hill braces for a budget battle in September, sources with knowledge of his plans told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday, as the president teased the strategy in a meeting with congressional appropriators.
Supreme Court: California Can’t Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion
Pro-life clinics offering pregnant women alternatives to abortion won a major free speech victory today.
CBO: US Debt Burden Set to Break Record in Early 2030s
Debt as a share of the United States economy is on track to blow through the previous World War II-era record within two decades and keep rising from there, the Congressional Budget Office said in its annual long-term budget report.
No more sending Bibles across the border to North Korea in balloons, says South Korea
One consequence of the ongoing peace initiatives between South Korea and the US with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been the ban on balloon launches for Christian ministries, who used the tactic to send leaflets and Gospel messages to North Koreans.
$16 Billion Given to Evangelical Ministries in 2015, Nearly 10% Increase From 2014: Study
Donations to evangelical Christian organizations in the United States continue to increase, according to the latest numbers provided by a national financial standards association representing evangelical groups that qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions.