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Iran restricts UN atomic agency to pressure West

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran will begin restricting the ability of United Nations nuclear inspectors to monitor Tehran’s nuclear program. It’s part of the Islamic Republic’s efforts to pressure European nations and the U.S. into providing the sanctions relief it received under its collapsing 2015 deal with world powers. Full terms of the … Read more

UN agency seeks help to find Rohingya boat adrift at sea

The Daily Beast Russia’s TikTok Generation Is Putin’s Achilles’ Heel Ludovic Marin/AFP via GettyOn Feb. 3, an influx of young Russians flooded my Instagram inbox and followers list. Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, had just reposted my recent Instagram story: a photo of Navalny in court, holding up his … Read more

UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, a key international travel hub, announced on Wednesday it has lifted its ban on Boeing’s 737 Max, allowing the plane to return to its skies after being grounded for nearly two years following a pair of deadly crashes. Saif al-Suwaidi, director general of the UAE’s … Read more

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a health board in 1878 after a yellow fever outbreak killed 20,000 Americans. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic surges, legislators are trying to break their agency apart. As in most states, … Read more

Iran produced uranium metal, in new breach of nuclear deal, UN atomic agency says

Iran produced 3.6 grams of natural uranium of the Natanz nuclear facility, UN inspectors found on February 8 – Reuters Iran has begun production of uranium metal, a further violation of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, according to the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on … Read more

Victory for Faith-based Adoption Agency

NEWS PROVIDED BYLiberty CounselJuly 23, 2020 SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 23, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — A federal Court of Appeals issued a decision that allows a faith-based adoption agency to sue officials in New York state who are seeking to force the charity to place children with unmarried and same-sex couples instead of referring them to other providers. … Read more

Victory for Faith-based Adoption Agency

NEWS PROVIDED BYLiberty CounselJuly 23, 2020 SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 23, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — A federal Court of Appeals issued a decision that allows a faith-based adoption agency to sue officials in New York state who are seeking to force the charity to place children with unmarried and same-sex couples instead of referring them to other providers. … Read more

DOJ Supports Faith-Based Foster Care Agency

NEWS PROVIDED BYLiberty CounselJune 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, June 11, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a Catholic foster care agency because it refuses to compromise its religious beliefs by placing children with same-sex couples. The Supreme Court agreed to review Sharonell … Read more