Tag Archives: lift

UPDATE 3-Iran to lift uranium enrichment to 5%, above level in 2015 deal -official

UPDATE 3-Iran to lift uranium enrichment to 5%, above level in 2015 deal -officialIran on Sunday will announce an increase in uranium enrichment to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian official told Reuters, in a move signalling a deepening challenge to escalating U.S. sanctions pressure. The declaration comes at a time of sharply increased U.S.-Iranian confrontation, a year after Washington quit the pact and reimposed sanctions that had been lifted under the accord in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear work. “The main announcement tomorrow will be the increase of the level of enrichment to 5% percent from 3.67% that we agreed under the deal,” the official said on Saturday on condition of anonymity.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump administration loses bid to lift bar on funds for border wall

Trump administration loses bid to lift bar on funds for border wallThe ruling was another setback in President Donald Trump’s effort to construct a border wall, one of his top promises in the 2016 presidential campaign. “Congress did not appropriate money to build the border barriers defendants seek to build here,” a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 ruling. “Congress presumably decided such construction at this time was not in the public interest.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump administration loses bid to lift bar on funds for border wall

Trump administration loses bid to lift bar on funds for border wallA federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to lift an injunction barring the Trump administration from using $ 2.5 billion intended for the fight against illegal narcotics to build a wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico. The ruling was another setback in President Donald Trump’s effort to construct a border wall, one of his top promises in the 2016 presidential campaign. “Congress did not appropriate money to build the border barriers defendants seek to build here,” a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 ruling.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Rouhani says U.S. must lift pressure and apologize before Iran will negotiate

Rouhani says U.S. must lift pressure and apologize before Iran will negotiateGENEVA (Reuters) – Iran is willing to negotiate with America only when the United States lifts pressure and apologizes, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to state media. Oil prices hit their highest level since November on Tuesday after Washington announced all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian oil would end next week, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran and further tightening global supply. "We have always been a man of negotiation and diplomacy, the same way that we've been a man of war and defense. …



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Relief Would Lift Black, Latino Borrowers

Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Relief Would Lift Black, Latino BorrowersThe policy would also help close racial wealth gaps in the U.S., according to an estimate provided to the campaign by Arizona State University assistant professor Raphael Charron-Chenier and Brandeis University law professor Thomas Shapiro. “Gains to net worth for households of color would be meaningful under the policy, increasing median wealth by roughly $ 6,741 for Black households as a whole and $ 3,280 for Latino households as a whole,” they wrote in the analysis. High levels of student debt have become a drain on the economy, said David Bergeron, a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, who worked with the U.S. Department of Education for 35 years specializing in higher education.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Congress Holds Key to Rusal’s Fate as U.S. Moves to Lift Sanctions

Congress Holds Key to Rusal’s Fate as U.S. Moves to Lift SanctionsCongress has a month to decide whether to intervene to block the agreement announced Wednesday by the Treasury Department. Under the deal, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska will remain under U.S. sanctions and his property will remain blocked, but the Treasury department will remove financial restrictions on Rusal, En+ Group Plc and EuroSibEnergo JSC.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

South Korea's Foreign Minister Says Seoul May Lift Some Sanctions on North Korea

South Korea's Foreign Minister Says Seoul May Lift Some Sanctions on North KoreaSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in has described inter-Korean engagement as crucial to resolving the nuclear standoff



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift

Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban liftSaudi authorities have arrested seven prominent women’s rights advocates, dividing public opinion just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift its driving ban on women. Without naming those detained, Saudi Arabia’s state security apparatus said seven people had been arrested for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom… and to erode national unity”. The crackdown comes even as the kingdom breaks with long-held restrictions on women and the mixing of the genders, with its driving ban on women slated to end June 24.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site past

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site pastWASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11

Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday,



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines