Nuclear deal survives but US imposes new sanctions on Iran, among others over human rights

The 2005 public hanging of two teenagers for gay sex sparked international outrage but other, not so highly publicized cases are commonplace.

nsnbc : The United States has imposed a new set of sanctions on Iran targeting Iran’s top judge, thirteen other individuals and large entities accused of human rights abuses and censorship, the day that US President Donald Trump extended waivers of nuclear sanctions against Tehran. The 2005 public hanging of two teenagers, one of them for gay More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, move U.S. Embassy

Fahwad al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : U.S. President Donald Trump plans on Wednesday to announce that the United States is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Exhibition of contemporary Taiwanese art opens in New York City

nsnbc : An exhibition of contemporary Taiwanese art opened on November 30 in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. The exhibition is part of a Taiwanese government initiative aimed at fostering More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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US perceives Nord Stream 2 as Russian attempt to undermine Ukraine

nsnbc : The United States believes that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will pose security risks in the region and advance Russia’s goal of undermining Ukraine. Meanwhile, most EU countries More...

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By Nicoletta Fagiolo On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Edward S. Herman, Fourth power in the name of truth

Nicoletta Fagiolo (nsnbc) : Professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, public intellectual, political economist and medias specialist Edward S. Herman, most known for having More...

The Braidwood nuclear power plant in Will County leaked 35,000 gallons of radioactive waste over two weeks in the spring. Madison Hopkins/BGA
By nsnbc On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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Radioactive waste continues to leak from Illinois power plants: BGA report

nsnbc : An investigation by the US Better Government Association (BGA) found that Illinois nuclear power plants reported at least 35 accidental releases of water contaminated with tritium over the past decade and More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Cuba’s Raul Castro discussed nukes with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho

nsnbc : Cuban President Raul Castro met with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho in Friday at the U.N. Plaza Hotel in New York, on September 25. Cuba, a traditional North Korean ally, is opposed to nuclear More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Trump and Putin discussed importance of fighting terrorism and deescalation of conflicts

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation that reportedly lasted more than one hour. Following the phone conversation the White More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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US troops were told child sex abuse was culturally acceptable in Afghanistan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A report by the Pentagon Inspector General reveals that U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a culturally accepted practice and were provided More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Muslim terrorists entered the USA via visa lottery: Trump Administration

nsnbc : At least five foreign nationals with suspected terrorism ties have settled in the United States through the same visa lottery program that allowed New York City terrorism suspect and Islamic State sympathizer More...