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European Signatories Attempt Last-Ditch Effort to Save Nuclear Deal, While Iran Prepares To Break It
Brian Hook, U.S. special envoy for Iran, is in Paris discussing the looming crisis in the Persian Gulf with Britain, France, and Germany, ahead of talks Friday that will see the European allies seek to implement the 'INSTEX' currency system with Iran to circumvent Trump’s sanctions.
US gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat
NATO allies gave the U.S. no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats from Iran, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday, wrapping up his first alliance meeting.
Trump's latest Iran sanctions target $200B economic empire of supreme leader
The Trump administration's latest sanctions against Iran reinstate an embargo on some of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's front companies that President Barack Obama lifted as part of the nuclear deal and could further expose the Iranian dictator's corrupt economic empire.
After US-Russia summit, Netanyahu says Israel won’t stop hitting Iran in Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday vowed to continue to act against Iranian entrenchment in Syria, days after a high-level trilateral meeting with the US and Russia.
Inside the United States
Supreme Court delivers blow to Trump administration in census case
The Supreme Court on Thursday sent the case involving the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census back to the lower court for further proceedings in a loss for the Trump administration.
House sends Trump border aid bill after Pelosi caves to pressure from moderates
The House on Thursday passed a bipartisan Senate bill that would address the crisis at the southern border, dealing a major blow to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and progressives who had pushed for stronger protections for migrant children.
Massachusetts Democrats Seek Abortion Expansion, Hoping to Join 6 Other States
Massachusetts is looking to join Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, Illinois, Nevada, and New York as the next state to reduce restrictions on abortions, even as other states pass “heartbeat” bills seeking to prevent it.
Almost 100 Malian Villagers Killed by Islamists as Genocide Against Christians in West Africa Continues
95 people, all of them Christian, in a traditionally Dogon village in Mali were slaughtered by a band of Muslim Fulani Herdsmen June 9th.