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Report: Secret Obama-Era License Gave Iran Access to US Financial System
The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access - albeit briefly - to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so.
EU sets July timeframe for US tariff reprisals
The EU says it expects to retaliate next month after the US imposed tariffs on the bloc's steel and aluminum products, sparking fears of a global trade war.
Europe seeks U.S. sanction exemptions for its firms in Iran
European signatories to a nuclear deal with Iran have written to top U.S. officials to stress their commitment to upholding the pact, which Washington has quit, and to urge the United States to spare EU firms active in Iran from secondary sanctions.
Guatemala warns of greater activity after volcano explodes again
Guatemalan authorities warned that the Fuego volcano was showing signs of greater activity on Tuesday night as the death toll from a devastating eruption at the weekend climbed to 75 and nearly 200 people remained missing.
Gazan kites spark fires in south, Jewish National Fund to sue Hamas
Incendiary kites launched from Gaza continued to ravage land in southern Israel on Tuesday, sparking fires in as many as 10 different locations.
Inside the United States
Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year
The Social Security program's costs are expected to exceed its income this year, marking the first time that has happened since 1982 and forcing the U.S. government to dip into the retirement system's trust fund to pay benefits to participants. The program's trustees said the shortfall trend could worsen in the decades to come.
Poll: 72% of Americans Believe Euthanasia Should Be Legal
According to a recent Gallup poll, 72% of Americans believe that euthanasia should be legal.
Court Orders End of Abortion-Pill Mandate for Indiana, CA Christian Colleges
A federal district court is blocking the federal government from enforcing the Obama abortion-pill mandate against Christian colleges in Indiana and California.
Kilauea Volcano Eruption Filled In Hawaii's Biggest Lake In Hours, And Is Now Reshaping Coastline
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano continues to reshape the Big Island with an unceasing flow of lava in the Eastern Rift Zone that has destroyed hundreds of structures and recently erased the island's largest lake.
Supreme Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling That Allowed Immigrant Teen to Get an Abortion
The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a precedent-setting lower court ruling on Monday that allowed a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant to get an abortion last fall, but rejected a request from the administration of President Donald Trump to continue a policy of prohibiting immigrant minors from accessing abortions while an appeal is pending against that policy.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide calls for release of four Christians arrested on anti-conversion charges in India's Jharkhand state
UK-based religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide has called for the release of four Christians who were arrested in the Indian state of Jharkhand in late May on anti-conversion charges.
Iranian Christian faces spurious charges after arrest
A Christian named Mohammadali Yassaghi faces spurious charges after his arrest on 10 April.