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Iran media: Revolutionary Guard accuses diplomats of spying

Jul. 06, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media reported on Wednesday that the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has accused the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom and other foreigners in the country of “espionage” and taking soil samples from prohibited military zones. It...

Treasury sanctions Iranian petrochemical firms tied to Asia

Jul. 06, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it has sanctioned a group of front companies and individuals tied to the sale and shipment of Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products to East Asia. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed the sanctions...

What to know about public service loan forgiveness

Jul. 06, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 145,000 U.S. borrowers have had the remainder of their student loan debt canceled through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and officials say many more likely qualify. The program, launched in 2007 to steer more graduates to public service,...

Israel's Lapid meets Macron in Paris on first trip as PM

Jul. 06, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday used his first trip abroad since taking office to urge world powers to step up pressure on Iran over its nuclear activities, calling the Islamic republic a threat to regional stability. Lapid met in Paris on...

2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt were killed, 5 wounded in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. armored vehicle hit a mine Tuesday in central Mali, killing two Egyptian peacekeepers and seriously wounding five others in another deadly incident targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency. ...

Federal appeals court greenlights federal deportation policy

Jul. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal guidance prioritizing the deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk can be implemented, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue is a September directive from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

Morocco accused of blocking UN visit to Western Sahara

Jul. 05, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The pro-independence Polisario Front accused Morocco of obstructing a visit by the U.N. envoy for the disputed Western Sahara region and called on the United Nations to reveal the reasons why. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric had said Friday that the...

Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam War heroism

Jul. 05, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest military honor to four Army soldiers for heroism during the Vietnam War, bravery that he said had not diminished even with the passage of time. Biden presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Edward N....

Ukrainian governor urges evacuation of 350,000 residents

Jul. 05, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — The governor of the last remaining eastern province partly under Ukraine's control urged his more than 350,000 residents to flee as Russia escalated its offensive and air alerts were issued across nearly the entire country. Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko said that...

Agent: Top NHL goalie prospect sent to Russian military base

Jul. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov, who reportedly was picked up by law enforcement in Russia last week ahead of a planned move to the U.S., is now at a remote military base in northern Russia, his agent said Tuesday. The agent, J.P. Barry, spoke with The...