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U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Nuclear Supply Network For Iran’s Enrichment Program
The U.S. Treasury Department on July 18 imposed additional sanctions on Iran that target its nuclear-enrichment program.
Iran admits seizure of foreign tanker, 12 crew members in Strait of Hormuz; US warship enters Persian Gulf
Iran’s state television said Thursday that regime forces captured a foreign tanker with a crew of 12 accused of smuggling oil.
U.S.-China officials discuss trade; Mnuchin eyes possible in-person talks
U.S. and Chinese officials spoke by telephone on Thursday as the world’s two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesting in-person talks could follow.
Iran Releases Video Showing Seized Oil Tanker Matches Disappeared UAE Vessel
Iran said Thursday its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country, and hours later released video showing the vessel to be a United Arab Emirates-based ship that had vanished in Iranian waters over the weekend.
U.S. military says it took defensive action against drone in Strait of Hormuz
The Pentagon said on Thursday that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a 'threatening range' in the Strait of Hormuz.
Netanyahu: Israel Will Deliver ‘Crushing Blow’ in Any Future War With Hezbollah
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that if Israel was forced into another war with Hezbollah, 'we will act with tremendous force and ensure our victory.'
Inside the United States
House Approves Democrat Bill on Minimum Wage Hike But Not Likely To Pass Republican-Controlled Senate
The House has approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour.
'We're Talking About A Common Human Right': Government Restrictions on Religion Clamp Down Over Ten-Year Period
The Pew Research Center released its 10th annual report on freedom of religion around the world, spanning over a decade of changes between 2007 and 2017.